David’s torn labrum: how everything started
The already known David Nalbandian´s injury is a torn labrum in the hip, a cartilage which cushions the movement of the femur. As it has been damaged, it has caused wearing out in the joint. "I have been suffering from feelings of discomfort for a year and a half; it was the hip, then it was not the hip. At the beginning I was not correctly diagnosed so the problem has been dragging on for a year", said David. What does he feel? "When I exert myself on my leg, I feel numbness, as if the knee moved to one side and I lost strength and it obviously hurts". Some precautions during training sessions, avoiding some kinds of exercises, allowed him to play the final of the Davis Cup in November, but in Indian Wells he began feeling the pain again and now he can barely play. Two former number ones suffered from the same: Gustavo Kuerten and Lleyton Hewitt. They both underwent surgery and the results were different. “Kuerten´s surgery was very similar but his case was much more severe”, David emphasized. If he finally decides to undergo surgery, he will be operated on next Wednesday in Spain.