Hurray! Finally some good news coming out of the Nadal camp. Recent tests show positive improvements to Rafael Nadal’s knee injury, and he plans to start practicing on Monday in anticipation of next month’s Rogers Cup tournament, which beings on August 10.
Here’s the scoop from his website:
Manacor, Balearic Islands – Spain, July 14th, 2009
Rafa Nadal underwent further medical tests today in Barcelona. He is slowly recovering from his injury and will resume practice next Monday July 20th. He will back in action in Montreal where he is defending champion.
Rafa traveled to Barcelona yesterday and underwent medical exams to see the evolution of the insertion tendinitis of both Quadricipitals Tendons through an MRI and radiography under the supervision of his doctor Angel Ruiz-Cotorro.
“The evolution of his injury is positive and the player will continue with his physiotherapy and muscular work and will resume his tennis activity in a progressive way starting next Monday July 20th, estimating his return to competition on August 8th at the Montreal event,” says Angel Ruiz-Cotorro, Rafa’s doctor.
Rafa will travel back today to Manacor to continue with his recovery plan and will resume his tennis practice next Monday.
Rafa Nadal: “I am happy with the way the tests went and of the positive evolution of the injury as the doctors are saying. I am really looking forward to practice again and to do again what I most like: to play tennis. The event in Montreal is important and I expect to be there fit to play. Until then I need to continue to work on my recovery and practice well.”
To get an idea of what Rafa has been dealing with, click here.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that all goes well for Rafa!