Saturday, June 22, 2019

Del Potro breaks knee, his career is over?

Del Potro breaks knee, his career is over?
Del Potro breaks knee, his career is over?

Juan Martin Del Potro announced on Friday that he had re-fractured his right patella during a match against Denis Shapovalov at the Fever-Tree Championships on Wednesday.

He had previously fractured the patella late in the 2018 season, causing him to miss a good chunk of this year. Apparently, Del Potro will have surgery Saturday in Barcelona but doesn't know if he will be play tennis again.

Delpo posted a video on Instagram, explaining his situation.

"Hi everyone. As you might already know, I fractured my right patella once again. After medical exams and talking to the doctors, they said surgery was the best treatment. I had asked them for the best option health-wise, not just for tennis. They said surgery, no doubt about it. That will happen tomorrow in Barcelona.

As you could imagine, this is a tough moment. It’s sad to go through all this once again. I didn’t expect this at all. But well ... It will happen tomorrow. I cannot say anything more than that. I don’t know what will happen next. Hopefully I will have a good recovery. I hope my knee can heal properly.

If that match was the last one of my career, that I don’t know. During rehab, I will be able to think clearly. I will know what my body is able to do. I wanted to share the news about the upcoming surgery and thank you for your support, for the strength you give me and the love you share. I thank you from my heart."

We wish Delpo a fast recovery and we hope to see him on court again!

Vamos Delpo!