The Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal underwent a medical examination in Barcelona on Thursday to see the status of his iliac psoas injury produced at the Australian Open, which confirmed that the same ailment and the “same recovery times” that were announced last week .

The Spaniard was injured during his second round match of the first ‘Grand Slam’ of the season against the American McKenzie McDonald and initially announced that the muscle mishap could have him out for about two months.

A week later, the man from Manacor was at the Tecknon Tennis Clinic in Barcelona where he underwent some tests “to see the evolution of the injury”, as indicated by his communication department. “The same results as in Melbourne are confirmed and the timeframes remain the same, from the injury, between 6 and 8 weeks,” he added.

“The treatments to follow have been established and in three weeks new tests will be carried out to see the evolution,” they indicated about the physical condition of a Nadal who will be out for the Dubai tournament at the end of February and that it also seems difficult for him to play the exhibition that he had planned with his compatriot Carlos Alcaraz in Las Vegas (United States) on March 5, prior to the start of the American tour with the Masters 1,000 in Indian Wells and Miami, where he could try to return.