Completely transparent about the injections he received during Roland-Garros to calm his pain in his left foot, caused by Muller-Weiss syndrome which he has suffered from since 2005, Rafael Nadal unwittingly put a debate on the table. Some cyclists, for example, have criticized these methods. National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) scientist David Muller makes the point in comments reported by Sportskeeda.
“It is fair to say that Nadal has an advantage over those who take better care of their body and their health. But it is also true that top-level sport is not about health, but about performance. High-level sport is not necessarily practiced in good health. It can also be said that Nadal does not improve his performance because he does not go beyond his natural potential. However, if Nadal can only train and play in pain and with painkillers, his body is literally screaming ‘stop’ at him.”.
Posted on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 5:13 PM