B1PR, Rafael Nadal’s PR agency, released a statement today on the condition of Rafa’s back and his plans for the next tournament. Here is the original press release, in Spanish:
Here is a very rough Google translation of it, edited for semantics and form:
Rafa Nadal returned to Mallorca today after tests yesterday at the Mapfre Medical Tennis Clinic with Dr. Angel Ruiz-Cotorro, doctor of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation.
The tests were satisfactory and showed a favorable development [in the condition] of the injury.
The player has now begun his work in fitness and his adaptation to the track/court in the next few days will determine when he will be able to return to competition. This is initially scheduled for the tournament next week in Buenos Aires.
Rafa will return to training on Thursday in Mallorca.
My father is 92 years of age and he is always looking forward to watch you play. Get well, Rafa, and wish you the best.
Get well soon and take care of yourself. Tennis would never be the same without you. Can’t wait for your next tournament. God Bless.
Hope for your speedy recovery. Good luck and God bless you always.
Rafa please take care of your back and slowly come back, we do not want to see you in such pain again bless and keep you safe,
Bon rétablissement Rafa ; j’ai hâte de te revoir jouer sur les courts de tennis très vite et en pleine forme.VAMOOOSSS CHAMPION !!!
Quando sera o torneio em Buenos Aires? Eu vou!
Wish him a speedy recovery…May God bless him always….Cant wait to see him bite another trophy…
good bless you .
RAFA…. Wish you a very fast recovery and hope to see you back on court after a complete recovery and with good health….
Will pray for you as I always have….. VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!!!
Wish you a very fast recovery and expect to see you back on court after complete recovery and with good health….
Will pray for you as I always have…VAMOS RAFA!!!!
tournaments r not important than health. If health n our body is alright, we can play n win more tournaments. Get well soon !!
Hope all is well an GOD BLESS!!!!!!
I am sure hoping that Rafa. will be well very soon so he can play my favorite Sport of Tennis.
Felicitaciones Rafa. Deseo lo mejor por tu salud. Saludos.
Get well soon Rafa. God Bless you
A good news. Get well Rafa. Your fans.from Texas.
Get well soon Rafa!
“The tests were satisfactory and showed a favorable development [in the condition] of the lesion.”
The appropriate English translation for this article of the word “lesion” in Spanish is “injury”.
We all hope he heals quickly and we see him again in top form at the French Open later this year!
Thank you, I’ll update it 🙂