By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Saturday June 3, 2023
Rafael Nadal underwent surgery on his injured left hip on Friday night.
The Spaniard, who is celebrating his 37th birthday on Saturday, underwent arthroscopic surgery to check his left psoas muscle that has kept him out of action since the Australian Open.
Rafael Nadal undergoing surgery in Barcelona tonight on the left psoas muscle. Results to come in the morning (on his 37th birthday). pic.twitter.com/Ov4aNtCn2Q
— Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) June 2, 2023
The surgery was done in Barcelona by Dr. Ruiz-Cotorro, Nadal’s longtime physician, and Dr. Philippon and Dr. Vilaró, per press reports.
The procedure was described as “a small surgical intervention by arthroscopy, to review the injury of the left psoas that has kept him away from the competition,” Nadal’s team said in a statement.
Former world No. 1 Nadal has not played a match since injuring his hip in a straight-sets loss to Mackenzie McDonald at the Australian Open on January 17th.
Prior to surgery, Nadal announced he hopes to return for a farewell season in 2024, while leaving the door open to a potential Davis Cup appearance at the end of this season if his health permits.