Javier López García, a professional padel player who has been competing in Dubai since 2014, underwent successful surgery on 18 April by Dr. Jordi Vega from iMove Foot and Ankle Unit , at Clínica Mi Tres Torres.
The player, who has been the highest ranked player in the world ranking of all UAE (United Arab Emirates) in 2021, suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in his right foot when he fell after a jump while playing a match.
Dr. Jordi Vega , from the Foot and Ankle Unit at iMove Traumatologia, explained that “the treatment for an Achilles tendon rupture depends on age, activity level and severity of the injury. In general, for young and more active people, especially athletes, and even more if it’s are professional athlete, surgery is usually the recommended treatment for the repair of a ruptured Achilles tendon”.
The Valencian player, 10 days after the intervention, is doing functional rehabilitation sessions with the professionals of iMove Fisio and iMove Sport and the time to return to the courts will depend on his evolution.
The five-time winner of one of the most glamorous tournaments in the Emirates, the NAS Sports Tournament, is positive and eager to continue advancing in his recovery process to return in good condition.