The day after his premature elimination from the Australian Open, Spaniard Rafael Nadal underwent tests to assess the extent of the injury that hindered his performance against North American Mackenzie McDonald. Through social networks, he informed that he should stay between 6 and 8 weeks out of the circuit.
“Good afternoon. I had medical tests after yesterday’s defeat. The MRI shows a grade 2 injury to the iliopsoas (major hip flexor joint) of the left leg. Now it’s sports rest and anti-inflammatory physiotherapy. Normal recovery time 6-8 weeks,” wrote the current Australian Open champion and world No. 2 on his Twitter account.
At the press conference after the match, Rafa said he wanted to play in Doha before playing in the Dubai tournament, something that will no longer be possible. The most optimistic results indicate that the Spaniard’s return to the circuit would take place in Indian Wells, an event in which he defends the final. On the other hand, there is the possibility that he will return only in Miami or even later, going straight to the clay season.
Buenas tardes. He realizado pruebas médicas tras la derrota en el día de ayer. La resonancia magnética muestra una lesión grado 2 en el Psoas Iliaco de su pierna izquierda. Ahora toca reposo deportivo y fisioterapia anti inflamatoria. Tiempo normal de recuperación 6 a 8 semanas. pic.twitter.com/xwcKSyTzhp
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) January 19, 2023