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Put In a Word for Delpo’s Wrist, Won’t You?

Posted by gauloises1 on April 29, 2010

So, you’re in Rome. And you’ve already lost. As a result, you’ve got a bit of time on your hands. What do you do? What any red-blooded young man worth his salt would do. You go to see this guy.

Andreas Seppi, Jeremy Chardy and Leander Paes popped along to visit with God for a bit, not having anything more pressing to do.

They even took their girlfriends along. Because nothing’s more romantic than an audience with Benedict XVI.

11 Responses to “Put In a Word for Delpo’s Wrist, Won’t You?”

  1. irefusetotellyou said

    I dunno, I think asking the “BIG MAN” about Delporino’s wrist might make it worse, actually.

    (also, I’m eagerly awaiting an inappropriate/clever jibe from naughty. GO NAUGHTY GO!)

  2. naughty T....urbane gentleman said

    Although his tastes are quite Catholic, I am given to understand that particular joint may be a little large for many men of the cloth

  3. naughty T....urbane gentleman said

    In other news Seppi and Chardy may be proof of a beneficent creator

  4. sophienz said

    Has anyone else seen this? It’s about Delpo’s wrist and possible surgery. Extreme sad face.

    • mina said

      yeah i read that last night and immediately checked here if G has posted anything. took the lack of posting as a sign that she is off hoarding booze for the rest of us. cos we’re gonna need it 😦

  5. sophienz said

    Yes that is the only reasonable explanation 😦

  6. Nic said

    So turns out the rumours were true. Wrist surgery it is and unlikely to be back to defend at USO. I’m so sorry G and all you elfies. Who could have an awful year this would turn out to be for you guys, after he lifted his first slam 😦
    I often hate when this is said, but tennis really needs Delpo.

  7. Maria1 said

    Poor Elf, wish him all the best and a speedy recovery. Translation of what Elf said nicked from tennis website:

    BUENOS AIRES – Tennis player Juan Martin del Potro announced Tuesday morning that he was going to have his right wrist operated in the United States, and said “false and malicious rumours” about his mental and physical condition were circulating.

    Through a letter which DyN have access to, Del Potro, who has not played since January 24 when he lost in the quarter-final in Australia, said: “Today, Tuesday, May 4, I will be operated in the ulnar tendon of the carpal extensor in my right wrist. The operation will be conducted by Doctor (Richard) Berger, a specialist in the field, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Throughout this year, I’ve wanted to avoid surgery with different treatments, but obviously the injury was too serious”, the world number five player said, who denied having suffered any mental issues that delayed his return to the circuit.

    “I decided to write because I want them to know by my own words of what is happening to me”, claimed the tennis player, who said that “throughout this year I wanted to avoid surgery with different treatments, but obviously the injury was too serious” .

    In a letter addressed to his followers, Del Potro said that “as soon as I arrived in the United States, the doctor made tests on the court and various studies to locate the points of pain. It was there where he made the decision to conduct the operation.”

    “As you all understand, this is not a happy moment in my life. But I’m used to fighting adversity and I have the strength to get over this. For that reason, I wanted to give the news myself,” he said. According to the athlete, “unfortunately, false and malicious accounts on my mood and my physical condition were being circulated. I can’t make clear what does not exist. But that bogus information not only affects my family, my team and the people who care about me. It also affects all of you who end up reading news that are not true”, he said in the letter.

    “The recovery time is long but it depends on many factors that can’t be measured yet. I will spend the first days of post-operative here (United States) and then return to my country, where I will inform you of every step of my recovery more precisely. I understand your anxiety, but I hope you can understand what I’m going through”, he continued.

    Finally, he expressed his desire to “thank all the fans who showed me unconditional support. Those who I came across in the streets in my country and those who encouraged me from anywhere in the world via Internet.” “Now I need you more than ever. You’re amazing and the strength you give me will be a great motivation to return. That’s the way it will be and we’ll enjoy it together,” he said.

  8. sophienz said

    On one hand, this sucks and is terrible and awful. On the other hand, to have a letter direct from Delpo (or his camp at least) was something. That’s really all I have to share.

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