Nadal to Miss At Least Two Months to Recover From Knee Injury
Rafael Nadal will miss at least two more months as the former top-ranked tennis player recovers from a knee injury.
The Spaniard won’t participate in his country’s Davis Cup semifinal against the U.S., according to a statement released today on his website.
The 11-time Grand Slam champion has a partial tear of the patella tendon as well as inflammation in the knee, according to the statement, and being treated with drugs and physical therapy. He announced a plan to skip some events before the Olympics, and has also missed the U.S. Open.
“I really want to be back competing and enjoying the tennis tour, but I have many years in front of me and my knee needs some rest,” he said in the statement. “I will be back when I have no pain and able to compete.”
Nadal, ranked No. 3 in the world, said on July 4 that he had tendinitis in one of his knees. The announcement came the week after he lost to No. 100-ranked Lukas Rosol in the second round at Wimbledon.
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