Originally Posted by TennezSport
Spoke to a friend yesterday who works at the SC academy and he stated that Rafa's knee and foot is not
100% and he keeps re-injuring it when he begins practice. His doctors are pushing for surgery but he does not want it as it will limit his speed. He may not have any other choice so he is hoping that play on clay will not have the same result.
This sounds credible. You don't pull out 2.5 weeks in advance due to a stomach virus. If everything else is fine, he would be over a stomach virus in 1-3 days and back on the practice court.