Tennis – Knee Fracture Can Affect Del Potro Severely This Year
Juan Martin Del Potro endured a cracked kneecap at the Shanghai Masters 2018, which could run the Argentinian out of one month from now’s Nitto ATP Finals in London.
The world No 4 resigned from his third-round match with Borna Coric on Thursday and medicinal tests have demonstrated he maintained a break of his right knee’s patella bone.
Bad news for Juan Martin del Potro: diagnosis yesterday that he suffered a fracture of his right patella bone in Shanghai.
He now wears a splint on his right leg.
“It’s a very difficult moment. I feel very sad. It’d a hard blow that leaves me without strength,” he said.
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) October 14, 2018
The 30-year-old has achieved the final of the US Open 2018 and China Open 2018, and appeared in blazing form as of late.
In the wake of pulling out of the match with Borna Coric a week ago, he portrayed the moment he hurt his knee.
In a good mood today and want it to end? ….”The medical studies carried out on Saturday showed that @delpotrojuan suffered a fracture of his right patella bone in Shanghai.”
— Jon Wertheim (@jon_wertheim) October 14, 2018
It is not yet known to what extent Del Potro will be sidelined for, with an official report stating that specialists will “evaluate the recovery process in the coming days.”
One month from now’s season-finishing ATP Finals happen from November 11-18, while the primary major of 2019, the Australian Open, starts on January 14.
Such rough news for the tennis world and the millions of @delpotrojuan fans. He has a fractured knee cap.. this will be a tough road emotionally for Juan after all the time he’s lost to wrist injuries. I’m Hopeful he can recover and return to the court next year.
— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) October 14, 2018
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