Dr. Angel Cotorro gives update on Juan Martin del Potro's kneecap progress

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Dr. Angel Cotorro gives update on Juan Martin del Potro's kneecap progress

Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro is set to undergo a new regenerative treatment on his troublesome kneecap. The Argentine fractured his kneecap at the Shanghai Masters in November and eventually underwent a surgery. Del Potro, ranked at No.

9 in the world, didn't want to rush his comeback as he missed the beginning of the season but opened his 2019 season at the Delray Beach Open in February. Shortly after a Delray Beach quarter-final showing, the Argentine pulled out of Acapulco and underwent a regenerative treatment.

Del Potro sounded optimistic about his progress last week as he said: "This week I had multiple tests done on my knee in Barcelona by Dr. Angel Cotorro and after reviewing my results he advised me to continue with my current treatment.

He is satisfied with my progress and soon I will be back on court training. Thank you all for your kind messages!" In a new statement, Dr. Cotorro said: "Juan Martin del Potro visited the Mapfre Clinic last week because of the fracture in his right kneecap he suffered almost six months ago.

Since the beginning he was advised to take a conservative approach with his treatment. After participating in Delray Beach he began a regenerative treatment with Dr. Alejandro Rolon in Buenos Aires. He later had multiple medical tests done in Barcelona and considering his progress in the past few weeks, it's been decided to implement a new regenerative treatment.

Also, he will follow a specific rehabilitation program led by his physiotherapist, Diego Rodriguez, which will progressively allow the player to incorporate further training and compete on tour again in the near future."