Fernando Gonzalez, who had been off the tour for some months dealing with chronic tendinitis in his knee (prior to his poor showing in New Haven and New York), has returned to Chile after undergoing surgery on his right hip. The surgery, which was performed in New York on October 4, will sideline the Chilean for at least 6 to 7 months.
Gonzalez spoke to media saying; “I’m currently on crutches, doing lots of exercise with lots of patience. It’s actually not as terrible as I imagined… Doctors assessed that by fixing the hip, the knee will feel the benefits. I have therapy twice a day, and apart form that just I’m resting at home, watching TV, following the news, the miners.”
The good news for Fernando is that his right knee does not require surgery as he first thought.