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Juan Martin Del Potro Injury: Latest on Tennis Star's Wrist Surgery and Recovery

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistJune 15, 2015

KEY BISCAYNE, FL - MARCH 26:  Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina looks on against Vasek Pospisil of Canada during day 4 of the Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 26, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Tennis star and 2009 U.S. Open winner Juan Martin del Potro's left wrist continues to trouble the 26-year-old, and he's set to undergo surgery for a third time in the past two years. Β 

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Del Potro Confirms Third Wrist Surgery

Monday, June 15

Del Potro has hardly played in 2015 after sitting out the bulk of last season following surgery to his left wrist. In a video message released Monday, he told fans doctors found yet another problem with his tendon, one that would require additional surgery.

The New York Times' Christopher Clarey shared the video:

Christopher Clarey @christophclarey

When bad things keep happening to great tennis players: another Del Potro wrist surgery https://t.co/vm6WNyIFs0

Del Potro reached the ATP World Tour Finals in 2013 and was widely regarded as one of the biggest talents in tennis at the time, but injuries have since taken their toll on the Argentinian's career. Once a top-five player, he currently finds himself outside the top 500 of the ATP rankings altogether.

He rushed himself back to the court after his first surgery in 2014, which may have impacted the recovery process and led to a second surgery. With the pain persisting, Del Potro is making a smart decision in delaying his return to competitive tennis and opting for a third procedure.

It will be a long road back to the top of the men's tennis circuit, and fans can only hope this third surgery will rid Del Potro of the issues with his wrist once and for all.

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