Following his withdrawal from the French Open 2016, Rafael Nadal also backed out from Wimbledon 2016 due to his wrist injury.
Nadal made the announcement of his withdrawal from the Wimbledon 2016 on his Facebook page on Thursday, June 8.
He said that he has talked to his doctors and the medical revision results showed that he is not yet capable of playing at the Queen’s club this year.
“As you can all imagine, it’s a very tough decision, but the injury I suffered at Roland Garros needs time to heal.” stated Nadal.
The Spaniard was forced to withdraw from the French Open 2016 as he started feeling like his wrist has become worse even after getting injections to numb the pain while he was playing.
Nadal was hopeful during his press conference in May when he announced his withdrawal from the French Open 2016, saying he will be ready for the Wimbledon 2016 by immobilizing his wrist for 2 weeks, but unfortunately, it’s going to take more than that for him to fully recover.
His spokesman, Benito Perez-Barbadillo said that Nadal’s left wrist will be immobilized for a maximum of two weeks, and then will be having anti-inflammatory rehabilitation and physiotherapy after the cast is removed.
Nadal has won in the Wimbledon twice, first in 2008 and then in 2010. He also backed out from the Wimbledon 2009 because of a knee injury.
There is still no assurance about Nadal’s participation in the Rio Olympics 2016, where he is chosen to be the flag carrier of Spain.
Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ Rafa Nadal