Juan Martin del Potro posts fitness update as he works his way back from knee surgery
Juan Martin del Potro appears to be firmly on the mend after he posted a video of himself working in the gym following injury.
Del Potro has had a rotten time of it with injuries of late, even by his own usual standards.
The Argentinian was going well before fracturing his kneecap at the Shanghai Masters in late 2018. He fought his way back, only to re-fracture the same kneecap at Queen’s in June.
It understandably came as a huge blow to De Potro, who publicly suggested it could spell the end of his career.
“If that match was the last of one my career, I don’t know,” he said before surgery.
“During rehab I will be able to think clearly. I will know what my body is able to do.
“After medical studies and talking to the doctors they said surgery was the best treatment,” he added.
“I asked them for the best option health-wise, not just for tennis. They said surgery, no doubt about it.
“As you can imagine this is a tough moment, it’s sad to go through all this again. I didn’t expect this at all.”
However, he looks to be working his way back, even if things are being taken cautiously, if his latest social media updates are an accurate barometer.
Una nueva etapa en la recuperación. Chau muletas 👋🏻🚶♂
A new stage in my recovery. Goodbye crutches! pic.twitter.com/CBFswGkePE
— Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) July 13, 2019
Empezaron los ejercicios en el gym 🏋🏻♂
Back at the gym again. pic.twitter.com/UMpgt4h3W3
— Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) July 30, 2019
The road to recovery continues for Delpo 💪
— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) July 31, 2019
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