Angel Ruiz Cotorro, doctor of Rafael Nadal, has given an update on the 21-time Grand Slam champion’s rib injury.
Speaking to RadiogacetaRNE, Dr Ruiz Cotorro said:
“We’re going to adapt the work in function of the pain. For now, priority is to remove the pain. Once the pain’s removed we’ll be working as much as we can.”
The doctor had diagnosed the world No. 3 with “a stress crack in the third left costal arch” that he said “occurred in the semifinal match on Saturday in Indian Wells.”
He then said they would be looking to reduce Rafa’s time out depending on how soon the pain disappeared but said the 4-6 week mark had been a realistic one.
“With this in mind and the evolution it has, we’ll see if we can shorten the time, although the 4-6 weeks is quite logical,” he added.
Sources: Marca, Express