9/6/12 8:05 PM | Johan Lindahl
Rafael Nadal might be able to resume training within a month, in the most optimistic scenario to date which has been painted by his longtime doctor.
"We think that the tendon can return to what we could call a normal state within two months," said Spanish Federation doctor Angel Ruiz-Cotorro. "If tests are positive, he could be back and working on the court within a month."
Nadal will undergo therapy including physio work, hydrotherapy and laser. He will also not require surgery, according to medical experts
The world No. 3 has not played since late June at Wimbledon due to various left knee problems, with the latest diagnosis citing a partial tear of the patella tendon and an inflammation of the fat tissue behind the knee. He lost at the All-England club in the second round to Czech Lukas Rosol.
The disappointed Spaniard missed the London Olympics and the US Open along with two summer Masters 1000 events in North America.
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