Juan Martin del Potro to miss Miami Open with injured knee, likely to undergo surgery

first_img Next Juan Martin del Potro to miss Miami Open with injured knee, likely to undergo surgeryJuan Martin del Potro might have to have surgery on the fractured kneecap that has kept his appearances to a bare minimum since October when he withdrew from the Shanghai Masters.advertisement Reuters MiamiMarch 18, 2019UPDATED: March 18, 2019 11:34 IST Del Potro’s knee injury has not recovered sufficiently to allow him to play in Miami (AP Photo)Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro will miss the upcoming Miami Open because of a knee injury, with a source close to the player telling Reuters he may have to undergo surgery.Del Potro, ranked fifth in the world, was unable to defend his BNP Paribas Open title in Indian Wells this week as he underwent treatment on the injured right knee.It has not recovered sufficiently to allow him to play in Miami, which begins next week.”Unfortunately I won’t be able to play in Miami this year,” Del Potro said on Twitter. “Looking forward to coming back in 2020!”A source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the 30-year-old might have to have surgery on the fractured kneecap that has kept his appearances to a bare minimum since October when he withdrew from the Shanghai Masters.The injury came at the tail-end of Del Potro’s best season in years. He won titles in Indian Wells and Acapulco and reached the final of the U.S. Open to climb to a career high No. 3 in the world.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Juan Martin del PotroFollow Miami OpenFollow BNP Paribas OpenFollow Indian Wellslast_img

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