Rafael Nadal has keyhole surgery on his left hip in desperate bid to solve injury

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Back under the knife! Rafael Nadal has keyhole surgery on his left hip in desperate bid to solve injury that has bothered him for almost FIVE MONTHS – with results to be revealed today

  • A troublesome left hip has sidelined Rafael Nadal since the Australian Open
  • He has now undergone keyhole surgery – with the results to be revealed today
  • The 36-year-old is in such a way that he had to skip the French Open in Paris 

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Rafael Nadal underwent surgery on Friday evening in a bid to discover the extent of his hip problem.

The 22-time grand slam champion only expected to be out for six to eight weeks with the injury he suffered at the Australian Open in January but nearly five months on he has not recovered.

Nadal was forced to miss the French Open for the first time in nearly two decades having admitted his team had not been able to find a solution to the issue.

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The Spaniard, who turns 37 on Saturday, announced last month that he would be taking a break, potentially for the rest of the season, before what he expects to be farewell tour next year.

Nadal’s representatives revealed the surgical intervention on Friday, with the 14-time French Open champion undergoing an arthroscopic investigation on his left psoas muscle in Barcelona. The results are expected to be announced on Saturday morning.


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