Thursday, September 6, 2012
Thursday, September 06, 2012 rafael nadal
Nadal could be back on a court in a month but I doubt it
Rafa Nadal, who has not played since Wimbledon, will receive intense physiotherapy and laser treatment on his knee and could be back on a tennis court in about a month acording to Spanish tennis federation doctor Angel Ruiz-Cotorro but I really doubt he will be back that soon as he said he would be out for another two months.
Rafa has been suffering from a partial tear of the patella tendon and an inflammation of the Hoffa's fat pad in his left knee.
"We have completely ruled out surgery," Ruiz-Cotorro said. "During the next month we'll be doing training with a lot of physiotherapy combined with hydrotherapy and laser and we'll see how he progresses," he added.
"We believe that within two months the tendon will be in what we consider a normal state.
"In a month's time, if the tests and his progress are positive, he can get back to work on the court.
"But that's not the main goal, that is for the tendon to recover with the same strength it had."
Ruiz-Cotorro added this injury would not necessarily plague him for the rest of his career.
"It won't necessarily drag on, this injury," he said. "He wants to play when he can do so in perfect condition and not just for one tournament but to have continuity.
"When they tell you you can't play such important tournaments you are never pleased but now he is keen to recover and return as soon as possible."