Injury rules Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from Wimbledon due to a wrist injury, the world number four has announced.

Injury rules Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal will not play at Wimbledon because of the wrist injury that forced him out of the French Open.

The 14-time grand slam champion initially felt pain in his left wrist at the Madrid Open last month but it worsened at Roland Garros and he withdrew ahead of his third-round match.

Nadal was initially positive about his chances of playing at Wimbledon but his withdrawal comes as no surprise.

A statement from his agent Benito Perez-Barbadillo read: "Rafa Nadal announces today that he won't be taking part at this year's Championships at Wimbledon due to the injury he suffered on his left wrist during this year's Roland Garros event that forced him to withdraw after his second round match.

"His left wrist will continue (to be) immobilised for a maximum of two weeks. After that the player will start an anti-inflammatory rehabilitation and physiotherapy-based treatment once the cast is removed."

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