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ATP Injury Count Rises

Posted by gauloises1 on April 7, 2010

First, the worst: Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from Monte Carlo and Barcelona because the tendonitis in his right wrist still won’t allow him to train properly. After spending Easter in Tandil he’s gone to Rochester, Minnesota (the town where I was born! OK, not important) to consult a specialist called Dr Richard Berger, and been diagnosed with a ‘small residual tendonitis’. So … more rest until Rome at the earliest? I don’t even know what to say any more.

I’m starting to seriously wonder if we’re ever getting him back. And seeing as how I’m a hollow shell of a woman and this blog is a shallow facsimile of a hollow shell of a woman’s blog without Delpo, that really isn’t good news for anyone except my enemies. And I hate those guys.

OK, enough Futurama references. Life goes on. Except not really if you’re any one of these guys: Gilles Simon, who will be out for a month with his ongoing knee problems and may miss Roland Garros; Robin Soderling, whose S&M-style knee strapping in Miami was the result of a knee strain that will keep him out of Monte Carlo; or Radek Stepanek, who’s out for a couple of months with exhaustion (in the interests of gender equality, we really should start talking about how Nicole Vaidisova is clearly ruining his career). And I haven’t heard any further update on Fernando Verdasco’s back problem either.

Can we just call the tour off for a couple of weeks? Maybe a month?

We could call it an ‘off season’.

12 Responses to “ATP Injury Count Rises”

  1. mrdarnley said

    sucks. why is he signing autographs? back off lunatic fan. he needs security.

  2. Aleksa said

    I have a major sad face right now. I terribly miss BumbleBee.
    And, he’s absolutely adorable signing that autograph above.

  3. Maria1 said

    *Sighs* I don’t know what to say to this…Virtual hugs to Delpo.

  4. AmyLu said

    I’m really worried about the Elf and his wrist — and so sad that he’s out of Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

    I’m totally onboard the off-season train.

  5. irefusetotellyou said


  6. Saoirse said

    Oh dear God… I feel like Hachiko the dog, keeping vigil and waiting for my, hum, master though he’s never coming back.
    Let it be known that if he isn’t back by RG, I will kill myself.

  7. Uknow said

    I have been monitoring this closely and the doctor he has chosen is very good plus its delpo and he is clever so he knows that the treatment will be of benefit to him. He will be back stronger than ever because he has a brilliant attitude…

  8. Annie said

    This is just so depressing. All my favorite players. Except Radek. I mean I don’t dislike him I’m just meh. But his exhaustion coupled with Nicole’s retirement is just a wee bit ‘off.’ Are these two people any good for each other? Sounds like they exhaust each other. And not in a good way.

    G., I can totally relate to your despair about ever seeing Elf happy and playing well and injury free again. It really does hurt.

  9. Uknow said
    Delpo during happier times…

  10. Imtotallyrad said

    oh why oh why is it that we go forever and a day without any delpo news and then when we do get some, its like “oh yeah guess what you wont be seeing him this tournmenet either ok? bye!” eff-wording tennis gods conspiring agaisnt us!

  11. a2011520 said

    2011520 beers on the wall. sck was here

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