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Bad news for Nadal: he will be out for between four and six weeks

Rafael Nadal receives the worst news. The Balearic tennis player will have to be out for between four and six weeks due to a crack due to stress in the third left costal arch, which occurred in the semifinal match of the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells against Alcaraz and which was reproduced in the final with Fritz . The man from Manacor confirmed it in a statement and the withdrawal period leaves him out of the Montecarlo Masters 1000 and as a serious doubt for subsequent tournaments, including the Conde de Godó Trophy and the Mutua Madrid Open.

Dr. Ángel Cotorro explained Nadal’s injury. «Don Rafael Nadal Parera presents after performing the relevant MRI and CT tests , a stress crack of the third left costal arch that occurred in the semifinal match on Saturday in Indian Wells. The estimated time for his return to sports activity is 4 to 6 weeks.

Nadal himself was very touched by what happened. “This is not good news and I did not expect this. I am devastated and sad because after the start of the season that I have had so good, I reached a very important part of the year with very good feelings and good results. But hey, I’ve always had that fighting and overcoming spirit and what I will do is be patient and work hard after my recovery . Once again thank everyone for the support.

Nadal planned to stop with his team during the Miami Masters 1000 , a tournament from which he dropped out before the Indian Wells dispute began. However, the rib injury that has been diagnosed will necessarily extend the break period, almost certainly leading him to be absent from the Monte Carlo Masters 1000, which takes place from April 10 to 17 in the Principality. In addition, the Conde de Godó Trophy will also see the probable loss of its current champion, due to the celebration the following week.

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