BOXING: Sutton pro Tyler Goodjohn dealt another injury blow

Tyler Goodjohn in action.

Tyler Goodjohn in action. - Credit: Archant

Sutton fighter Tyler Goodjohn’s return to the top has been dealt another blow.

The 26-year-old, who returned to the ring in July after a 10 month absence, has discovered he has a tear in a muscle in his right shoulder.

The injury will require surgery, meaning any hopes of a fight in December have been dashed.

“I’ll hopefully have news on an operation as soon as possible and be back in the ring, all going well, early next year or in the spring,” he said.

“I’m absolutely gutted as it’s even more forced time out that I really don’t need but you don’t play around in boxing and injuries are just part of the sport.”

Goodjohn recorded his 13th professional win earlier this summer, defeating prospect Adam Barker over 12 rounds.

His injury is his second setback in recent years; the first coming in 2015 when he broke a bone in his hand weeks before he was scheduled to face Johnny Garton for the English welterweight title.