Nadal underwent “a small surgical intervention by arthroscopy to check the lesion in the left psoas,” reported his press team.
The operation took place in Barcelona, according to the same source, which indicates that the result of the operation will be reported on Saturday morning.
Nadal, who will turn 37 on Saturday, has not competed since he injured the psoas in his left leg, during the Australian Open in January, in which he was fired in the second round against the American Mackenzie McDonald.
Initially, the injury was going to keep him away from six to eight weeks, but the recovery time lengthened and on May 19, while announcing that he would not be at Roland Garros, Nadal announced that he would spend some time without training to recover. .
The Spaniard then stated that he wanted to put “a full stop” in his career before facing in 2024 what will possibly be his farewell to the professional circuit.
“This would be my objective: try to stop to try to probably face the last year of my sports career with at least the guarantees of being able to enjoy it,” he explained during a press conference at his tennis academy in Manacor.
Despite his recurring pain, and a few last years that he described as “complicated”, the Spaniard will fight to say goodbye wielding his racket.
“I don’t deserve to end up like this, I think I’ve worked hard enough throughout my sports career so that my end is not here today at a press conference,” said the Spaniard.
Nadal did not want to set a date for his return, but he left the door open to try it in the Davis Cup at the end of the year.