It appears the back injury that plagued world No. 1 Rafael Nadal during the Australian Open final is not serious or season-threatening. The 27-year-old informed media members upon his arrival at Barcelona airport that he had visited his doctor, who informed him that it was merely a temporary spasm and that it should not hinder his performances for the remainder of the season.
This is the second time the back has been an issue for the Spaniard, as he initially felt the pain during the Roger Cup last August, but also admit that it was nowhere near as severe as the pain he felt on Sunday.
Nadal also mentioned that the blisters on his left hand are back to normal and will not hamper his performance at his upcoming tournament in Rio De Janeiro next month.