Rafael Nadal’s hip surgery “went well” and he faces a five-month recovery timeline.
Rafa underwent arthroscopic surgery to treat his psoas muscle, his representative has said. The surgery on Rafa was performed in Barcelona by Canadian doctor Marc Phillippon of Steadman Clinic who is based in Colorado and works on a lot of athletes. Three total doctors were present for the surgery, Jon Wertheim reported.
“The fact that a doctor was flown across an ocean tells you something about the severity of this, there was a scope,” Wertheim said Saturday on Tennis Channel.
“I was told that some tissue was removed. It was a success. Nadal has already started recovering, not how he wanted to be celebrating the middle weekend of Roland Garros, not how he wanted to be celebrating his 37th birthday.”
He added: “He’ll get stitched up and then head home…I was told the usual recovery time for this is about five months.”