Juan Martin del Potro was ruled out for four months after fracturing his patella last October. He tried making a comeback this February at the Delray Beach Open but suffered another niggle and has not competed since.
The Argentine recently revealed that he is planning to include a new treatment system to speed up his recovery, along with a special rehab program.
"The doctors say I need time if I want to be 100 per cent, but I don’t want to be home watching the tournaments on TV. I’ve done that before and it was really bad for me,” Del Potro said in Delray Beach. “It’s hard to win matches when you can’t move at 100 per cent."
Del Potro's team provided an update on Monday. A target comeback tournament was not mentioned but, Dr. Ángel Cotorro released a statement about the former World No. 3's recovery:
"Juan Martin del Potro visited the Mapfre Clinic last week because of the fracture in his right knee cap he suffered almost six months ago. Since the beginning he was advised to take a conservative approach with his treatment. After participating in Delray Beach he began a regenerative treatment with Dr. Alejandro Rolón in Buenos Aires. He later had multiple medical tests done in Barcelona and considering his progress in the past few weeks, it's been decided to implement a new regenerative treatment. Also, he will follow a specific rehabilitation program led by his physiotherapist, Diego Rodriguez, which will progressively allow the player to incorporate further training and compete on tour again in the near future."