- View Single Post - Rafael Nadal Injury/Health Update Thread : Nadal confirmed for Viña del Mar
View Single Post
post #260 of (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 11:20 PM
country flag ApproachShot
Registered User
ApproachShot's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,542
Re: Toni's comments on Rafa's withdrawal

On Fora de Joc on Monday night, Rafael Nadal's uncle and coach gave us the latest news on his nephew's physical fitness, after two months away from the tennis courts:

"The recovery is going well but it's a bit slow. The problem is that the fat there is there in the knee has hardened and now we have to wait till it softens up. On top of all this, an infection he contracted after he had his four wisdom teeth taken out meant that the treatment wasn't as effective as it has been on other occasions."

On the other hand, he ruled out completely that the injury could lead to the tennis player's retirement and said he hoped this enforced break would help him to recover completely: "This stoppage is not a mental issue. The time off will be good for recuperating and regenerating his whole body. He has played in a great deal of pain since 2005."

Finally, Toni Nadal said that in spite of not being able to compete, his pupil is one of life's fortunate people: "He is fortunate, he plays tennis, things are going well for him financially and in his sport. I feel confident Rafael will be back at the the highest of levels, he's eager to continue and he's not down or sad."
Original source:
ApproachShot is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome