Alcaraz Sheds Light On His Injury After Retiring Only After Two Games In Rio

Alcaraz Sheds Light On His Injury After Retiring Only After Two Games In Rio

by Zachary Wimer

Carlos Alcaraz suffered a really bad ankle twist at the 2024 Rio Open, but it doesn't seem like it's going to be that serious.

The 20-year-old hasn't been the most immune to injuries, but he never really looked that badly injured. He's had long layoffs because of injury but generally always seemed like a player who is quite sturdy.

That image was shattered at the Rio Open recently when he rolled his ankle badly just a couple of points into the match. He required a medical timeout but ultimately couldn't really keep playing and retired after only two games played.

It was a shocking moment for the Spaniard, whose season hasn't gone that well to begin with. He was coming off of a bad loss against Nicolas Jarry and was hoping to have a good run at the ATP 500 tournament in Rio de Janeiro.

Unfortunately, it ended in the worst possible way, but not all hope is lost. The Spaniard addressed the media after the match, admitting that initial observations were not that terrible.

"I don't know yet. That's the truth. Tomorrow I have the test on my ankle and let's see if it's something serious or not. The physios told me that they think it's not too serious."

It was a pretty bad fall, and Alcaraz admitted after the match that he was quite worried. He looked very worried during the medical timeout and limped off the court, which obviously wasn't a very good sight to see.

He refused to blame the court or event for the injury, noting that it simply happens from time to time.

"But it was bad. I was in pain when I fell. I thought it would be difficult to continue the game. I think these things happen, especially on clay. It wasn't a problem with the court, I got hurt in a change of direction and that happens on this type of surface."


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