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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Saturday June 3, 2023

Rafael Nadal underwent surgery on his injured left hip on Friday night.

The Spaniard, who is celebrating his 37th birthday on Saturday, underwent arthroscopic surgery to check his left psoas muscle that has kept him out of action since the Australian Open.

The surgery was done in Barcelona by Dr. Ruiz-Cotorro, Nadal's longtime physician, and Dr. Philippon and Dr. VilarĂ³, per press reports.

On Saturday Nadal released a personal statement, saying that the surgery went well and giving some details of the procedure.

"As you know last night I had surgery," Nadal wrote in Spanish. "Everything has gone well with an arthroscopy on the left psoas tendon that has kept me out of competition since January. An old injury to the labrum of my left hip was also regularized, which will surely help the better evolution of the tendon.

"I want to thank doctors Marc Philippon, Jaume VilarĂ³ and Angel Ruiz-Cotorro for their work. I will start progressive functional rehabilitation immediately and the normal recovery process they tell me is 5 months, if all goes well."


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