He was setting a narrative,.... Edward has a tendency of doing that.In the Interviews I saw with EH, he only suggested it as a possibility not trying fake anything...
Started with a Ricky Burns title defence years ago where he claimed burns broke his hand .
And the followup would have been "You see we need to applaud his courage he got injured in the second round and he fought 10 rounds with a broken eye socket..".
Remember how Eddie refused to believe Dubois had a genuine injury ti his eye socket in his fight with Joyce. And demanded to see scans and x rays.
Thats probably cus Edward himself habitually makes up injuries for his fighters, thinks everyone else is doing the same.
Well Edward is the best spin doctor in the business.