Juan Martin del Potro says left wrist surgery was “the best decision”

Argentina’s number one player Juan Martin del Potro shared that though it was tough, having the left wrist surgery done earlier this week was the best decision.

“The toughest thing was to decide to have the surgery, but it was the best decision,” he said.

Del Potro missed a big chunk of the 2010 season after having a surgery done on his right wrist. The procedure was done by Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Berger, the one who also did the surgery this week.

“The doctor had the chance to take a better look at the injury and he saw the ligaments were broken, so it was the best thing to do.

“It will take me a lot of months to recover,” he added.

“In 15 days I have to be checked by the doctor again to see how everything is going and only then will we have a better idea of how long it will take to be back. All the support I have makes me want to come back as soon as possible.

“Injuries in this sport can change your whole career and now it’s the moment to focus on recovering and getting back on the court as fast as I can. If I’m healthy, I know I can be back at a top level. Next year will be different because I won’t be a Top 10 player anymore.”

The 25-year old had a promising start of the season when he won the Sydney International title but struggled with the succeeding tournaments due to the problems with his left wrist.

“It’s tough to stop,” del Potro said in an interview with ESPN Deportes. “You want to keep going and not lose your ranking, so I tried to play with more slice, but after a couple of practices in Miami I decided it was enough. I had to stop and go to see the doctor.”


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