Jason Quigley to undergo surgery following “one in ten million” injury

Jason Quigley [13(10)-0] faces a spell on the sidelines with the Donegal middleweight set to go under the knife to repair a “one in ten million” injury.

The Ballybofey star defeated Glen Tapia last Thursday, being forced to fight hard following a hand injury in the second round.

Quigley would outpoint the New Jersey banger via unanimous decision to win the NABF title in a fight where he had to show serious grit.

Afterwards Quigley was left with a ridiculously swollen right hand and, following consultations with specialists, it has been shown to be a rare and serious injury that will require surgery to repair.

Quigley’s manager Rachel Charles informed Irish-Boxing.com that the Golden Boy starlet had a “broken hand and detached and shredded a major tendon in his wrist.”

While the cause of the injury is unsure, the doctors believe it may be due to the force and the manner of the punch landed by Quigley.

Even further proving the heart Quigley had to show, Charles revealed that “The doctor said how Jason was able to carry on for eight more rounds is astonishing.”

Quigley himself said “no excuses, this is boxing. There’s going to be broken bones and blood spilled, this is why we love the sport.”

An expected return date is not known, but the Ulsterman described how “I will be back in the ring sooner than expected to continue my journey to the top. This is only a minor bump in the road.”

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie