Rafael Nadal Injury: Hairline Fracture Could Knock Wimbledon Runner-Up Out For Weeks

According to a report, Rafael Nadal injured his left foot during the fourth round of his Wimbledon match against Juan Martin Del Potro last week, suffering a hairline fracture that could sideline him for about six weeks. If the former world No. 1 is out for six weeks, he won't be able to compete in the Canada Masters or Cincinnati Masters tournaments.

Nadal has been dealing with the injury for at least a week now -- though a MRI showed no damage, he still wondered whether he'd be able to play his quarterfinal match against Mardy Fish. After Sunday's loss, he again expressed less than 100 percent confidence in his future health, saying he wouldn't return to the court until he's completely healthy.

Nadal reportedly used an anesthetic to make it through the match's final set.

For more tennis, join Daily Forehand and visit SB Nation Tennis. For Wimbledon scores and results, check out Wimbledon 2011 section.

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