According to Juan Martin del Potro’s publicist, the former US Open champion’s left wrist is now in severe pain.
In an email, speaking for del Potro Jorge Viale writes:
Juan Martin del Potro flew to Rochester, Minnesota, to consult Dr. Richard Berger at the Mayo Clinic due to recurring pain in his left wrist.
Del Potro suffered pain at the beginning of the Australian Open and it worsened as matches lengthened. The Tandil native had been injected for the last time the U.S. Open last year, when he suffered the same pain he had experienced in 2012 (Cincinnati, U.S. Open and the Davis Cup tie against Czech Republic) and early 2013 (Marseille, Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami).
The infiltration and medical treatment allowed him to play without discomfort through Sydney. He experienced severe pain in Melbourne, came back to Argentina and put his wrist to rest.
He had planned to visit Dr. Berger some time this year to continue with the treatment. As pain worsened, he decided to fly last night.
Del Potro underwent right wrist surgery in 2010 by the same Dr. Berger. He then began experiencing pain in his left wrist during the 2012 summer and again last season.
The 25-year-old del Potro is ranked No. 4 this week, matching a career-high. But after a title in Sydney to start the season the Argentine was stunned in the second round by Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open.
UPDATE: The Dr. has recommended therapy for del Potro. Via Viale:
Dr. Richard Berger examined Juan Martin Del Potro at Mayo Clinic in Rochester this Tuesday and Wednesday and has recommended a physical therapy program that should solve the issues he is having. He is optimistic about the success of the treatment.
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