Tennis: Del Potro suffers fractured kneecap after fall


(Reuters) – U.S. Open runner-up Juan Martin del Potro has suffered a fractured right kneecap following his fall during a match in Shanghai this week, his spokesman said in a statement on Sunday.

FILE PHOTO – Tennis – Shanghai Masters – Shanghai, China – October 10, 2018 – Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in action against Richard Gasquet of France. REUTERS/Aly Song

Del Potro, who has been unlucky with injuries throughout his career, retired from his round-of-16 match against Borna Coric on Thursday after falling heavily.

The statement said that “the medical studies carried out on Saturday showed that Juan Martin del Potro suffered a fracture of his right patella bone in Shanghai”.

“In the coming days, the doctors will evaluate the recovery process needed to return.”

The 30-year-old Argentine, who is ranked fourth in the world and had been enjoying one of the best seasons of his career, is wearing a splint on his right leg

“It’s a very difficult moment,” he said. “I feel very sad. It’s a hard blow that leaves me without strength.

“It’s very difficult for me to think about recovery again, I did not expect this to happen.”

Reporting by Brian Homewood; editing by Clare Fallon

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