Juan Martin Del Potro’s management said more information would be available on Tuesday, and they were right. Unfortunately the news isn’t good for the US Open champion who today announced that he will undergo surgery on his injured right wrist.
In a loose Google translation from this story Del Potro says in a letter:
“Today, Tuesday, May 4, I will be operated ulnar extensor tendon in my right wrist carpal. He will be Dr. (Richard) Berger, a specialist in the field, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Throughout this year, I wanted to avoid surgery with different treatments, but obviously the injury was more serious
“I decided to write because I want them to know by my own words of what is happening to me. Throughout this year I wanted to avoid surgery with different treatments, but obviously the injury was more serious” .
Del Potro also denied have mood related issues or panic attacks.
He also calls his recovery time “long” and according to earlier reports with surgery he would miss 3-6 months in recovery which very well could keep the 21-year-old off the court for the rest of the tennis season. His last match was a January 24th loss to Marin Cilic in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
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