LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal Withdraws From 2012 U.S. Open, No Timetable For Return

Rafael Nadal will miss the 2012 U.S. Open with the same knee injury that forced him to miss the 2012 London Olympics. The Spaniard is unsure when he'll be able to return to tennis.

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Rafael Nadal Injury: Spaniard Has Torn Tendon, Out 2 More Months

Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal will be sidelined for at least two months with a torn patella tendon in his left knee, according to Howard Fendrich.

Nadal did not participate in the 2012 Olympics in London because of the knee injury, which he believed just to be tendinitis at the time. The knee injury prevented Nadal from participating in the 2012 U.S. Open as well, and he will be sidelined an additional two months because of it.

Nadal failed to advance past the second round of Wimbledon this year, marking the first time he failed to advance past the second round of a Grand Slam tournament since 2005.

Even with the injury, Nadal still enjoyed a successful 2012 campaign, advancing to the finals of the Australian Open, and winning his seventh French Open title.

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