Highlights

  • Will need about six to eight weeks to fully recover: Nadal
  • The 36-year-old now will head home to Spain to rest

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Rafael Nadal suffers leg injury, out of action for 6-8 weeks

The two-time Australian Open champion had an MRI exam at a hospital in Melbourne under his doctor's supervision on Thursday

An already bad week turned worse for Rafael Nadal as the 22-time Grand Slam champion confirmed that he suffered an injury after his shocking 2nd round exit from the Australian Open.

In a tweet, Nadal informed that he will need about six to eight weeks to fully recover.

Also read: WATCH! Australian Open: Defending Champion Rafael Nadal suffers shock defeat in second round

The two-time Australian Open champion had an MRI scan at a hospital in Melbourne under his doctor's supervision on Thursday.

The 36-year-old will now head home to Spain to rest.

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