Juan Martin del Potro says latest knee injury may have ended his career
Juan Martin del Potro has admitted his career could be over after suffering a recurrence of his knee injury at Queen’s.
The Argentinian broke his kneecap last November at the Shanghai Masters, but had battled his way back to fitness when he took to the court against Denis Shapovalov this week.
However, his injury curse struck again, as he lost his footing, leading him to re-fracture the same knee.
And, in an emotional post on Instagram, Del Potro says he fears it could be the last match of his career.
“As you might know I fractured my right patella once again. After medical studies and talking to the doctors they said surgery was the best treatment.
“I had 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 once again. I didn’t expect this at all. But it will happen tomorrow.
“I cannot say anything more than that. I don’t know what will happen next. Hopefully I will have a good recovery. I hope my knee can heal properly.
“If that match was the last of one my career, that I don’t know. During rehab I will be able to think clearly. I will know what my body is able to do.”
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