Rafael Nadal could be fit to feature at the ATP World Tour Finals in London after scans showed no new damage to a long-standing knee injury, his doctor Angel Ruiz Cotorro has revealed. The tendon injury is in no worse state than previously.
Cotorro will now put our champ on a rehabilitation programme which gives him the best chance of making London.
It is not a new injury or an injury that has worsened. It’s not a different situation than when we came from the Asian tour. All the images of the tests tell us that it is a bit the same, that the tendon is suffering.
It’s a tough year, a season with many games. The tendon is suffering, but the images do not show us anything different either.
The first thing was to stop and assess how the knee was, if something new had happened.
Now we know that there is nothing different, which is a situation that had been dragging on for some time.
The problem of tendons in different situations may bother more or less, but we will try to be good to play in London. If he is well, he will play, and if he is not well, he will give up playing. You have to see how it evolves these days.
Source: Press Association