Rafael Nadal Treats His Back With Stem Cells!
by IVAN PASQUARIELLO | VIEW 9556
Rafael Nadal is back at using a stem cell treatment to resolve his injuries and the continuous pain he has been forced to endure by his body in the past two years. Back in 2013, the Spaniard treated his knee issues with stem cells, managing to come back to tennis in great fashion, winning both the French Open and the US Open, arriving in New York undefeated on hard courts.
Now Rafael, as confirmed by Spanish website as.com, has decided to cure his back issues, which have affected him since the beginning of the season, with stem cells. Nadal started to deal with back pain at the Australian Open, when he was forced to play below par in the final he lost in Melbourne against an in-form Stan Wawrinka.
No one knows what would have happened if Rafael were to play that match at his best, maybe he would have lost anyways. What counts, is that from that moment on, Rafael was bothered all along with back pain. Toni Nadal, Rafael's uncle and coach, confirmed the news saying: "He has been dragging this injury for half a year now, thus he is now undergoing a stem cell treatment that should make him feel better in about five weeks".
Many then wondered why the decision was not taken prior to the end of the season, considering how the World No.3 spent three months off the tour dealing with yet another injury, at his right wrist. Toni revealed how during that time, they were sure Nadal would have managed to get back on court sooner, and didn't expect the wrist injury to take three months to heal.
Then, the World No.3's coached talked about the unfortunate final in Melbourne: "We can't say it was entirely fault of his back, but what we can say is that he wasn't allowed to perform at 100% of his abilities". Rafael will be back on court to prepare for the 2015 season in December.
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