Update on Juan Martin Del Potro
(January 26, 2020) From the public relations team of Juan Martin Del Potro, an update on his current condition:
We want to update you that after long weeks of interconsultations in Argentina, Europe and the United States, most doctors have come to the conclusion that a new intervention in the right knee of @delpotrojuan is necessary. After analyzing the options, Delpo trusted Dr. Lee Kaplan to perform the surgery scheduled for Monday, January 27th in Miami.
We hope that this is the definitive solution to eliminate the pain that not only has prevented Delpo from playing tennis, but also making it difficult for him to perform daily activities.
After his previous operation performed in June by Dr. Ángel Ruiz Cotorro in Barcelona, the recovery progressed, but pain persisted throughout, which prevented Delpo from running and jumping, and even activities such as walking up stairs.
Despite the pain he remained active, regaining muscle and leg strength, hoping to return quickly to the circuit. In addition to rehabilitation, he trained in the gym and on the tennis court with reduced mobility. According to his doctor’s time frame, Delpo was aiming to return to the tournaments in Stockholm and Vienna, and to play the exhibition with Roger Federer in Buenos Aires.
Unfortunately the pain never left, which forced the cancellation of these tennis commitments and spurred Delpo to seek new medical consultations. What followed next were lots of trips, different treatments, diets and training, until reaching the medical conclusion that a new surgery was required and inevitable.
Thank you for your patience and for understanding that these past weeks we have taken our time before communicating his next steps. The situation is never easy when it comes to the physique of an athlete and, more importantly, the health of a person.