On his website, World No. 1 Rafael Nadal announced that he will be sidelined for 10 days to recover from an “adductor longus rupture” in his upper right leg.
The 24-year-old Nadal sustained the mucsle tear early in a quarterfinal match last week against countryman David Ferrer at the Australian Open. Nadal was bidding to complete the “Rafa Slam” in Melbourne.
Nadal is being treated with NSAIDs, physiotherapy anti-inflammatory, Tecar and specific stretches.
Nadal is expected to be fully healthy for Spain’s March 3 first round Davis Cup tie against Belgium in Charleroi.
Nadal is then entered for the Masters events in Indian Wells and Miami.
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