An Update On Juan Martin del Potro's Injury
Juan Martin del Potro sat out four months after fracturing his patella last October. The Argentine attempted a comeback this February at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com, but the 'Tower of Tandil' has not competed since, recently implementing a 'new regenerative treatment' in the hopes that doing so, along with a special rehab program, will help speed up his recovery.
"The doctors say I need time if I want to be 100 per cent, but I don’t want to be home watching the tournaments on TV. I’ve done that before and it was really bad for me,” Del Potro said in Delray Beach. “It’s hard to win matches when you can’t move at 100 per cent."
Del Potro's team provided an update — but did not identify a target comeback tournament— on Monday, as Dr. Ángel Cotorro released a statement about the former World No. 3's recovery:
"Juan Martin del Potro visited the Mapfre Clinic last week because of the fracture in his right knee cap he suffered almost six months ago. Since the beginning he was advised to take a conservative approach with his treatment. After participating in Delray Beach he began a regenerative treatment with Dr. Alejandro Rolón in Buenos Aires. He later had multiple medical tests done in Barcelona and considering his progress in the past few weeks, it's been decided to implement a new regenerative treatment. Also, he will follow a specific rehabilitation program led by his physiotherapist, Diego Rodriguez, which will progressively allow the player to incorporate further training and compete on tour again in the near future."