Rafael Nadal shares post-surgery update

The Spaniard is out of action since January

By Web Desk
June 03, 2023
Rafael Nadal after his latest surgery — marca.com

Nadal, 35, who ruled himself out of the French Open a few weeks ago, gave an update on his health after undergoing surgery.

Rafael Nadal shared his surgery update on social media where he stated that the normal recovery process is five months.

“Hello everyone. As you know last night I had surgery. Everything went well and the arthroscopy was on the left psoas tendon that has kept me out of competition since January. An old injury to the labrum of my left hip was also regularized, which will surely help the better evolution of the tendon,” he said.

The Spaniard thanked all the doctors and also discussed his rehabilitation program.

“I want to thank doctors Marc Philippon, Jaume Vilaró and Angel Ruiz-Cotorro for their work. I will start progressive functional rehabilitation immediately and the normal recovery process they tell me is 5 months, if all goes well,” he said in a series of tweets.

Earlier, defending champion Nadal was ruled out of the French Open after he was not able to regain full fitness from a hip injury sustained at the Australian Open in January.

The 14-times Roland Garros winner also said that 2024 could be the final year of his illustrious career.

"I'll look to be 100% ready for next year, which I believe will be the last year of my professional career," Nadal told reporters at a press conference on May 18.

Nadal, who is also known as the ‘King of Clay’, has featured at Roland Garros every year since claiming the first of his men's record 22 major titles in Paris in 2005.

"If I keep playing at this moment, I don't think I can be there next year... to be able to play the tournaments that I want to say goodbye to those who have supported me,” Nadal said, who has a 112-3 win-loss record at the Roland Garros.

"The evolution of the injury I sustained in Australia has not gone as I would have liked. I have lost goals along the way, and Roland Garros becomes impossible,” he concluded.