Bad news: Rafael Nadal suffered a rib injury and will be out of competition for six weeks

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An unfortunate news shook the world of tennis on Tuesday, as the Spanish Rafael Nadal was out of competition suffer an injury in the Indian Wells semi-final matchin which he faced his compatriot Carlos Alcaraz.

According to his medical body part, the tennis player suffered a stress crack of the third left costal archand will be out for approximately six weeks while he recovers from the injury.

“This is not good news and I did not expect this. I am sunk and sad because after the start of the season I have had such a goodreached a very important part of the year with very good sensations and good results”, assured Nadal when learning the result of the study carried out by Dr. Ángel Ruiz Cotorro, in Barcelona.

I have always had that spirit of struggle and improvement and what I will do is be patient and work hard after my recovery. Once again, thank everyone for the support”, added the tennis player.

Nadal returned to Spain on Tuesday after falling in the Indian Wells final against American Tylor Fritz. It is worth noting that During the match, the Spaniard constantly complained of discomfort when breathing.

In fact, he claimed that felt as if there was a needle in my chest every time I breathed and had to receive assistance from the doctors of the ATP 1000 tournament, and as soon as he arrived in his country he was treated by his medical team, headed by Ruiz-Cotorro.

Given the circumstance, Nadal would return to the courts in May, the date on which the clay events are played, which is the Spanish’s favorite surface, and where he has had more positive results.

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