Rafael Nadal undergoes arthroscopic surgery ‘to review left psoas’
Rafael Nadal has undergone minor surgery ahead of his 37th birthday today, that was confirmed by his representative Friday evening.
The Spaniard also implied that next year is likely to be his last on the ATP tour, with the potential of him returning before the end of this year to represent Spain at the Davis Cup.
Nadal has been on the injury sidelines for the past four and a half months with a tear to his iliopsoas muscle, which appears to have been worse than the first thought six to eight week recovery time.
His representative, Benito Perez-Barbadillo, revealed that his client had undergone the surgery, “Rafael Nadal has undergone minor arthroscopic surgery to review the left psoas lesion that has kept him out of competition. This intervention has been carried out in Barcelona.”
Wishing a speedy recovery to @RafaelNadal!
The Spaniard is undergoing arthroscopic surgery tonight to examine the left psoas muscle.
Update coming tomorrow! 🙏 pic.twitter.com/tgEGeJsO4V
— Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) June 2, 2023
It is expected that the results of that surgery will be known at some point today, but whether that will be made public is unclear at this moment.
Rafael Nadal Career Achievements at 37
As Nadal begins his 38th year, we at Tennishead wanted to look back on the tennis legends incredible career so far.
Here is what the Mallorcan has achieved over the past 20 years:
- 22 Grand Slam singles titles – including 14 Roland Garros titles
- Career Golden Slam (Won all four majors and Olympic gold medal in singles in Beijing)
- Olympic Gold medal in doubles (Rio Olympics)
- 36 ATP Masters 1000 titles (Including 11 Monte Carlo Masters victories)
- 92 Career ATP titles
- And many more great achievements along the way!
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