‘New surgery was inevitable’ – Juan Martin Del Potro out indefinitely after fresh injury blow

Juan Martin del Potro wipes his face

Juan Martin del Potro suffered another injury blow as it was revealed he will have further surgery on his serious knee injury.

The Argentinian has endured a cruel time with injuries, and has not played since fracturing his right kneecap for the second time at Queen’s last summer.

It was hoped Del Potro would be ready fo the start of the 2020 season, but now that has been put back indefinitely.

“We hope that this is the definitive solution to eliminate the pain that not only has prevented DelPo from playing tennis, but also making it difficult for him to perform daily activities,” his team said in a statement released on his social media channels.

“After his previous operation performed in June by Dr. Ángel Ruiz Cotorro in Barcelona, the recovery progressed, but pain persisted throughout, which prevented DelPo from running and jumping, and even activities such as walking up stairs.

“Despite the pain he remained active, regaining muscle and leg strength, hoping to return quickly to the circuit.

“In addition to rehabilitation, he trained in the gym and on the tennis court with reduced mobility.

“According to his doctor’s time frame, DelPo was aiming to return to the tournaments in Stockholm and Vienna [last October].

“Unfortunately the pain never left, which forced the cancellation of these tennis commitments and spurred Delpo to seek new medical consultations.

“What followed next were lots of trips, different treatments, diets and training, until reaching the medical conclusion that a new surgery was required and inevitable.”

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