Del Potro To Continue Recovery In Argentina
Former World No. 3 flies home following COVID-19 outbreak
After spending the past few months in Miami following his right knee operation, Juan Martín del Potro has travelled back to Argentina to continue his rehabilitation in light of the global outbreak of COVID-19.
The 31-year-old, who underwent a second operation on his right knee on 27 January at the University of Miami Institute of Sports Medicine, has been focused on strengthening his knee in the first steps of his recovery. The operation, which came seven months after his first procedure on the injury, is the sixth surgery of his career.
Following guidelines to lower the spread of COVID-19, Del Potro confirmed that had begun his period in quarantine after arriving home in Tandil.
“Accordingly, I am now in quarantine. I will try to continue my recovery as well as I can,” said Del Potro.
The Argentinian, who last competed at the Fever-Tree Championships on 19 June 2019, sent an important message to both his fans and the wider public on social media.
“It is very important that we all look after each other. Self-quarantine, follow the instructions of specialists, be empathetic and be responsible. It is a special, unique moment that needs everyone,” said Del Potro .“I would like to send a big hug to the doctors and health professionals during this difficult time."