Did Nadal Play Under Anesthesia?
There is no doubt that Nadal is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. But the story of being so good that he could play even under anesthesia and win the Tournaments elevates him to superhuman level. To date, Nadal’s medical team did not reveal the actual treatment that he received, and the story of playing under anesthesia continue to spread virally. In addition to creating an epic story of an uber player who can win against the world’s best players even with anesthetized legs, the injections of any anesthetic carries a risk of sending the wrong message to young athletes. In this video we talk to some of the world’s best orthopedic surgeons, pain doctors and regional anesthesia specialists to investigate weather Nadal really played under anesthesia. The video also touches on the ethics and dangers of the information on playing under anesthesia of the foot that went viral.
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