Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Nadal must be out for eight weeks

Rafael Nadal You will not be able to return to the circuit in a period of six to eight weeks by hip injury which he suffered in his second round match at the Australian Open against the American Makenzie McDonald. The current world number 2 passed a medical resonance this Thursday at a Melbourne hospital where a grade 2 injury on the iliopsoas of his left leg.

The Balearic tennis player must be in rsports husband and perform anti-inflammatory physiotherapy treatments according to doctor Ángel Ruiz Cotorro, his doctor, who accompanied him during the tests and throughout the Australian tournament. Nadal suffered a similar injury in the 2018 Australian Open quarterfinal against Croatian Marin Cilic. some problems that a month later were reproduced before making his debut in the Acapulco tournament.

The injury will prevent Nadal from playing the tournaments in Doha (February 20), Dubai (February 27) and, if the eight weeks of recovery are completed, also the exhibition in Las Vegas that he had planned with Carlos Alcaraz and possibly the Masters 1,000 from Indian Wells, where last year he was a finalist and where he came with 20 consecutive victories. Nadal will thus fall out of the ‘top10’ in which he has a record of 905 weeks until last Monday.

Nadal’s team will soon assess the new calendar of the tennis player whose big goal of the season is Roland Garros. Nadal could not play in the Masters 1,000 in Miami either and focus his return on the European tour of land, returning to the circuit in Monte Carlo (April 9) and then Barcelona, ​​Masters 1,000 in Madrid and Masters 1,000 in Rome in preparation for Roland Garros.

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