During the Australian Open final, the only question true fans of the sport and champ Rafael Nadal had was: How serious is his back injury? While most would have retired, he finished the match and refused to answer too many questions about it, saying it was Stan’s day. Rafa landed in Barcelona yesterday to visit with doctors.
In an interview with a local TV station in Mallorca, Rafa said that he was diagnosed with an edema in his back. Medical tests have ruled out fissures, but he needs to rest his back completely in order to recover from the inflammation. Rafa will return for additional tests on Monday. As of now, his participation in Copa Claro in Buenos Aires is questionable, although not completely ruled out.
Rafa is back home in Mallorca now, and will hopefully get the rest he needs. He tweeted the following update:
It’s best to stay calm and wait for more news on Monday. Take care, Rafa. Get better soon!