(January 28, 2014) Juan Martin del Potro is consulting a specialist, Dr Richard A. Berger, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to check on an injured left wrist. Doctor Berger operated on Del Potro’s right wrist back in 2010. Del Potro missed out on most of the 2010 season which saw his ranking fall to almost 300 in early 2011. He is currently No. 4 in the world.
Here is an official statement from the Del Potro camp sent to Tennis Panorama News:
Juan Martin del Potro flew to Rochester, Minnesota, to consult Dr. Richard Berger at the Mayo Clinic due to recurring pain in his left wrist.Del Potro suffered pain at the beginning of the Australian Open and it worsened as matches lengthened. The Tandil native had been injected for the last time the U.S. Open last year, when he suffered the same pain he had experienced in 2012 (Cincinnati, U.S. Open and the Davis Cup tie against Czech Republic) and early 2013 (Marseille, Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami).The infiltration and medical treatment allowed him to play without discomfort through Sydney. He experienced severe pain in Melbourne, came back to Argentina and put his wrist to rest.He had planned to visit Dr. Berger some time this year to continue with the treatment. As pain worsened, he decided to fly last night.
January 29, 2014 Update:
Dr. Richard Berger examined Juan Martin Del Potro at Mayo Clinic in Rochester this Tuesday and Wednesday and has recommended a physical therapy program that should solve the issues he is having. He is optimistic about the success of the treatment.