Good news for Rafael Nadal fans. A day after retiring to Marin Cilic in the fifth set of their Australian Open quarterfinal with what looked to be a bad right upper thigh/hip injury, Nadal’s MRI in Melbourne didn’t show any serious.
According to the release from his camp, Nadal has a “grade 1 injury of his Illiopsoas on his right leg (iliopsoas refers to the joined psoas and the iliacus muscles).”
Nadal will rest once he gets home, then get back on the court in two weeks and he should be healed in three weeks.
If all goes well, Nadal said he is still planning to play his regular schedule in Acapulco, Indian Wells and Miami. Acapulco begins on February 26.
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