Wimbledon: Nadal Injured, but Not Out

Source: Rafael Nadal feeling left foot pain after win, still playing
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 28, 2011 8:23 AM CDT
Spain's Rafael Nadal grimaces in pain as he receives treatment during his match against Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro at Wimbledon, Monday, June 27, 2011.   (Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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(Newser) – A person with knowledge of the medical test results says that Rafael Nadal is not seriously injured, and is expected to play in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because Nadal has not yet released a statement to the media, said today, "the MRI doesn't show anything. But pain is pain. ... He is expected to practice later today."

Nadal, a two-time champion at the All England Club, hurt his left foot in the first set of Monday's win over Juan Martin del Potro. He twice called for a trainer during the set, but still managed to win 7-6 (6), 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4. In tomorrow's quarterfinals, Nadal is to face Mardy Fish.

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