Rafael Nadal’s ankle operation that forced his withdrawal from the ATP Finals in London went well, he confirmed earlier today:
Hello everyone, thank you for the messages I received. The ankle surgery went well and from home I am informing you that we postpone the exhibition party planned for the victims in Llevant de Mallorca.
Rafa spotted leaving hospital with his right ankle in a bandage following surgery on Monday. He supported himself of crutches.
His surgery was carried out in Barcelona by doctors Jaume Vilaro and Angel Ruiz-Cotorro.
Dr Ruiz-Cotorro said of Rafa’s recovery:
Now there is a process of progressive recovery ahead of us.
It will be 48 hours very quiet, to see how it evolves, and then start moving the ankle and work a lot in the pool.
When a longer period has elapsed, we will start with charges and supports.
We will go at the right speed within what common sense allows us. Without hurry, but without pause.
I think we will reach the new season if everything goes according to plan. We are convinced that 2019 can begin normally.
Sources: El Espanol, Daily Express