The Spaniard had withdrawn in August for the end of the season due to pain in his left foot.
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In an Instagram post published Saturday, September 11, Rafael Nadal poses with crutches and a cast and informs that he had surgery on his left foot in Barcelona. The Spanish champion had decided to withdraw in August for the end of the season due to persistent pain in his foot and had missed Wimbledon, the Olympics and the US Open.
Since 2005, Rafael Nadal has suffered from Muller-Weiss syndrome, a degenerative disease that causes a deformation of one of the bones located in the central part of the foot. “I want to understand the evolution of this injury because it is not new. She’s been there since 2005 and she’s held me back in my career all these years. I am ready to do whatever it takes to continue to be competitive “, he said in August.
Under his Instagram post, the Spanish player explains that the treatment he received will require “a few days off and a few weeks away from the courts”.