“Few Weeks Off the Track”: Rafael Nadal Swaps Tennis Racquet With Crutches

Published 09/11/2021, 5:41 AM EDT
Aug 3, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a forehand during a practice session at the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports


Fans became quite disheartened when Rafael Nadal announced that he would miss the US Open 2021. The Spaniard is suffering from a foot injury and also decided to end his 2021 season with immediate effect.

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In a recent Instagram post, Rafael Nadal left a beautiful message for his fans. He updated them saying he is currently in Barcelona, Spain with his medical team for the treatment of his foot injury. He also revealed that he will be taking a few rest days for now and will only be able to return to the court after a gap of some weeks.

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“Hello everyone, I have not communicated with you through the networks for some time. Tell you that I was in Barcelona with my team and the medical team, to receive a treatment on my foot that will give me a few days of rest and a few weeks off the track,” wrote Nadal in the caption of his Instagram post. (Translated via Google Translate)

In the picture, one can see Nadal’s injured leg. His condition is not that good at the moment as he is unable to walk properly without the help of crutches.

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Rafael Nadal thanks his fans for the support during this tough period

In the same post, Rafa reassured his fans that he is now undergoing the process of recovery and will be fine soon. He also thanked all of them for their continuous support during this difficult time of his career.

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Aug 4, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates during a match against Jack Sock of the United States (not pictured) during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

“Back home and in the process of recovery. Thank you all for your support!” added the 20-time Grand Slam winner.

Rafa’s return date is uncertain at the moment. However, fans expect him to recover before the next season and want him to make an incredible comeback before the Australian Open 2022. Will he be able to finish within the top-10 ATP players by the end of the year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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