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Del Potro home safe in quarantine following surgery

Juan Martin del Potro (PA/Supplied)
Juan Martin del Potro (PA/Supplied)

After knee surgery in Miami, Juan Martin del Potro returned home to Argentina where he is under self-isolation.

The 2009 US Open champion underwent knee surgery at the end of January this year after he fractured his right patella for a second time in less than a year during the Fever-Tree Championships in June 2019.

Although no return date has been set, the 31-year-old is on the mend and he spent the last few months in the United States to continue his recovery.

But with borders closing due to the coronavirus pandemic, Del Potro returned to his native Argentina and posted a message on Instagram.

"Early today I arrived home after two months in Miami. Of course, I am already following quarantine at home and will try to go on with my recovery here," he wrote.

"It is very important to take care of each other. Please follow the specialists’ advice, be empathetic. It is a special, unique moment and we need to give our best.

"I want to thank the commander of the Aerolineas Argentinas flight that landed this morning in Buenos Aires. Thanks to all its crew for their kindness during the flight. Also, a big hug to the doctors and health professionals during this difficult times."

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Quería saludarlos y contarles que después de casi dos meses en Miami por la rehabilitación de la rodilla, esta mañana tempranito pude volver a casa ????. Ya estoy cumpliendo con la cuarentena como corresponde. Intentaré seguir la recuperación lo mejor que se pueda. Es muy importante cuidarnos entre todos. Cumplir con la cuarentena, hacerle caso a las indicaciones de los especialistas, tener empatía y ser responsables. Es un momento especial, único, que necesita de todos. Quiero agradecer al comandante del vuelo de @aerolineas_argentinas que llegó esta mañana. A toda su tripulación, gente que trabaja poniendo en riesgo su salud, y muchos de ellos encima lo hacen a voluntad. Gracias por los cuidados y la buena onda durante el vuelo. También quiero mandarles un abrazo fuerte a los médicos y profesionales de la salud en este momento difícil. #Yomequedoencasa #QuedateEnCasa . . Early today I arrived home after two months in Miami. Of course, I am already following quarantine at home and will try to go on with my recovery here. It is very important to take care of each other. Please follow the specialists' advice, be empathetic. It is a special, unique moment and we need to give our best. I want to thank the commander of the Aerolineas Argentinas flight that landed this morning in Buenos Aires. Thanks to all its crew for their kindness during the flight. Also, a big hug to the doctors and health professionals during this difficult times.

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