Argentine Juan Martin del Potro underwent a left wrist surgery on Monday at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The procedure went smoothly and the 2009 US Open champion posted a photo of himself with a thumbs up sign after the surgery.
“Hi everyone, here I am, still sore from the surgery. Luckily everything went well,” Del Potro wrote. “Thank you very much for the nice messages you are sending me. Here’s a picture with Dr. Berger and Franco.”
Del Potro’s doctor revealed that the damage on the Argentine’s ligament was worse than what they’ve seen on the scans but these were repaired and reinforced. In fact, this did not require hospitalization.
“Considering the damage he had in his wrist, it’s amazing he was able to play tennis,” said Dr. Berger. “It’s the result of his passion for the sport, his effort of doing well and strength that kept him going. I can’t wait to see him play again with all his power.”
It was also Dr. Berger who conducted the surgery on del Potro’s right wrist four years ago. His comeback from that surgery was a success with him winning a total of 11 titles and even won the 2011 ATP World Tour Comeback Player of the Year Award.