Juan Martin del Potro has started his recovery process from the tendon patella damage that he suffered at the Rolex Shanghai Masters. The Argentinian player's agent Jorge Viale posted a photo featuring the world No. 4 wearing a split on his right leg.
Del Potro is set to skip the late part of the European indoor hard-court season (Basel, Rolex Paris Masters and London ATP Finals) and is not thinking about the future now. Del Potro's management stopped the negotiations with the Acapulco's Mexican Open organizers as there is not a clear comeback time table set and they do not want to take any commitment.
On Twitter, Viale wrote: 'Juan Martin is already following the rehabilitation plan put together by his medical team. For the past few days he's been using a splint that keeps the knee immobilized while he follows the doctors' advice.
The goal is to be healthy again, so he will continue working conscientiously to achieve that goal. At this initial stage there is no exact timeframe about when he will return to tournament play, but as always, we appreciate the many support messages you send his way.' The 30-year-old tennis player suffered four wrist surgeries during his career and, announcing the new knee issues, he admitted that thinking about a return is not easy.
But as always he is trying his best to compete again. It's not clear where del Potro will start 2019 season. His goal is definitely to compete again in time for the Australian Open, but it is uncertain. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title