World No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro has been sidelined from the ATP World Tour after undergoing surgery on his left wrist to correct ligament issues. While the initial post-surgery recovery time was believed to last the remainder of the season, del Potro has revealed that his wrist is responding well to treatment and that he may be able to return in August.
The Argentine took to Facebook to update his fans on his recovery:
Hello everyone! Here I give you a photo with Richard Berger in my second checkup at the Mayo Clinic after surgery. The doctor is satisfied with the recovery and although I still have to continue using the splint, the party now begin rehabilitation exercises to regain mobility in his left wrist. Thanks for your posts and happy Labor Day!
While he is unlikely to be ready for the last Grand Slam of the season, he is aiming for the North American Masters Swing and hopes to meet that goal. If not, he will settle for the indoor Asian swing in September.
The 2009 US Open champion went 7-3 in 2014, winning a title in Sydney, as well as reaching the quarter-finals in Rotterdam. He has been sidelined since retiring in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.