Juan Martin del Potro will undergo a fourth surgery on his right knee, the former US Open champion announced today on Instagram.
The 32-year-old hasn’t played since Queen’s 2019 when he withdrew ahead of his second match due to the knee. He underwent surgeries in June 2019, January 2020 and August 2020 and now a fourth.
Hey there! I wanted to say hello and tell you I’m currently in Chicago. I’ve been consulting Dr. Jorge Chahla and the news is that tomorrow I’ll undergo another surgery on my knee. We’ve tried conservative therapy but the pain is still there. He knows I want to play tennis again and be able to play the Olympics, so we agreed that surgery should be done as soon as possible.
Of course, these last few weeks weren’t easy for me. Everything’s so hard since my father’s passing. But also, I feel the strength he sends me from above. I had this day in which I woke up and called the doctor. I knew I had to try again.
I hope I can overcome this painful situation. I won’t stop trying. Of course, your messages and best wishes are always welcomed. Thanks for the love. Take care. ❤️
As he said, he’s hopeful to return for the August Olympics. He’s also undergone four wrist surgeries during his injury-riddled career.
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