Del Potro flies to U.S. for treatment on wrist

by: Matt Cronin January 28, 2014

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Juan Martin del Potro flew to Minnesota on Monday night to consult with Dr. Richard Berger of the Mayo Clinic after experiencing recurring pain in his left wrist.

According to his team, del Potro suffered severe pain at the beginning of the Australian Open and it worsened as matches lengthened. Roberto Bautista Agut upset the 2009 U.S. Open champion in the second round in five sets.

The Tandil native received an injection in his wrist after the 2013 U.S. Open, when he suffered the same pain he had experienced in 2012 (during Cincinnati, the U.S. Open, and the Davis Cup tie against Czech Republic) and early 2013 (during Marseille, Dubai, Indian Wells, and Miami). Del Potro planned to visit Dr. Berger at some point this season to continue with the treatment, but as his pain worsened, he decided to fly to Minnesota from Argentina.

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