Three days after winning the Roland Garros tournament for the 14th time, Rafael Nadal visited Barcelona to see a doctor specializing in the chronic injury to his left foot, and was seen on crutches.
The tennis player went to see the orthopedic surgeon Ángel Ruiz-Cotorro, who has accompanied him for a long time, to start a new treatment. Nadal has a chronic injury to his left foot, Muller-Weiss syndrome, which causes scaphoid deformity, and he said after the Paris final that he was unable to continue playing under his current conditions.
The treatment consists of radiofrequency injections into the nerves of the foot. After treatment, the player was seen on crutches.
ESPNtenis: Incredible! Two days after the consecration in #Roland Garros, Rafa Nadal returns home on crutches after a visit to the doctor. ??
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