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MADSEN HOPEFUL AFTER BACK SURGERY

World No.2 Leon Madsen confirmed he has undergone back surgery in Bydgoszcz and is hopeful the operation will leave him pain- free for 2020.

06 / 12 / 2019, 12:05

World No.2 Leon Madsen confirmed he has undergone back surgery in Bydgoszcz and is hopeful the operation will leave him pain-free for 2020.

Madsen has two broken discs and it was hoped surgery in October would end the discomfort that hampered him throughout much of last season.

But with the initial operation not having the desired effect, the Dane underwent surgery in Bydgoszcz, where the pain sensors around the affected discs were burned away by laser.

It is hoped this will leave Madsen pain-free for at least a year or two, or possibly permanently.

Posting on Instagram from his hospital bed, Madsen said: “I had to have another operation on my back as the previous one didn't have the effect we were hoping for.

“This time it was a little bit more of a comprehensive operation in Bydgoszcz.  Everything went well.

“In a few weeks time, we will be able to tell the outcome, but I'm pretty positive it will be much better now. 2019 was good; 2020 will be great.”

Madsen is set for further surgery before Christmas to have troublesome metalwork removed from his ankle.

 

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