22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal will be out of action for at least five months after undergoing surgery on his injured hip. The Spanish tennis player has been struggling with the injury since January, which is why he missed the French Open this year. Nadal’s team announced that the arthroscopic procedure went well and that damaged areas were cleaned and reinforced. Furthermore, an old injury was treated during his operation.
Benito Perez-Barbadillo, Nadal’s representative, stated that “Rafa will begin his progressive functional rehabilitation in a few hours and the normal recovery process is estimated at five months.” The 37-year-old tennis star expressed his intention to retire by 2024 but wants to make sure he’s in good shape as he finishes playing tournaments next year. Given this timeline around Nadal’s recovery, it seems unlikely we’ll see him back on court until early next year. Hopefully, the Spaniard can recover quickly enough to play at next year’s Australian Open – an event he won twice before.
It’s always tough seeing one of the game’s greats forced off due to injury concerns. We wish Rafael all speedy recovery so fans can enjoy watching him perform again soon. Stay tuned for more exciting sports news coming your way from bewinner.co.uk – your source for breaking sport news!
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