Rafael Nadal following a very ‘specific plan’ following foot injury as he provides fitness update
He has “very clear objectives” in terms of his recovery and comeback, but Rafael Nadal admits he is not too sure when he will return to competitive tennis.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner was forced to pull out of the US Open and call an early end to his 2021 season after aggravating a foot injury during the Washington Open in August.
He underwent treatment on his foot in Barcelona in the middle of September and earlier this week a video emerged of the Spaniard practicing at Manacor.
However, he gave a fitness update during an interview with the EFE News Agency.
“I want to recover from this injury in good condition,” he said.
“I don’t know when I will play again, I work a lot every day, I follow a specific plan with a marked roadmap and with very clear objectives.
“I won’t reveal what those goals are, because there are always things that I can’t control everything one hundred per cent, but inside my head I’m clear on what my objectives are and I trust that things will follow a positive course.”
He added: “I am in a process of recovery, of work, with a progressive increase in loads and the sensations are not measured daily. You have to be a little cautious, look a little in the medium term.”
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