As scheduled, Rafael Nadal saw his doctor in Barcelona today and the news wasn’t bad nor was it good when the splint was removed from his right wrist. According to Marca, “The images showed what we expected to see. I am neither optimistic nor pessimistic, I’m realistic. Now begins the rehabilitation process and then see on the track,” said Nadal’s doctor, Angel Ruiz Cotorro, was quoted as saying via translation.
Nadal will now train the next few days without the splint and see how it feels.
“Our idea is to train without the splint on Thursday or Friday and Saturday definitely make a decision on whether to fly to New York,” uncle Toni Nadal said via translation.
Nadal is the defending champion at the US Open. He hasn’t played since Wimbledon due to a right wrist injury he suffered in practice two weeks ago.
Nadal is currently ranked No. 2 on the year with four ATP titles.
UPDATE: From his PR
— B1PR (@b1pr) August 12, 2014
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