PLAYER NEWS 2013
Stepanek Undergoes Neck Surgery
by ATP Staff|
Former World No. 8 Radek Stepanek underwent surgery for a neck injury on 21 January and is expected to return to the ATP World Tour later next month.
“A neck disc was pressing on a nerve and was creating a big problem in my neck and right hand,” Stepanek told ATPWorldTour.com. “I had no feeling on it and no power.”
“After the Australian Open, I returned home in a lot of pain,” said Stepanek. “I basically had no option than have surgery at that stage. The operation went well and I will now take off a few weeks to recover and hopefully I will be back soon with not such a painful problem anymore.”