After over six hours the double surgery is over and the good news is it was successful (source).
As I post this (at 10pm Barcelona time) David is still in the operating room.
Apparently, it'll take about another hour - altogether six hours (source).
The worst case scenario has been confirmed.
David will undergo the double surgery today, on his right shoulder and on his right hip.
The hip surgery will be conducted by Dr. Mark Philippon, who also operated David's left hip.
The estimated recovery time is four months and David still hopes to play the semifinal:
Together with my team, I'm going to work very hard on getting back in time to play the Davis Cup doubles against the Czech Republic.So right now, all I can do is say - good luck David. Y espero que te mejores pronto.
It's never a good sign if David gets on a plane to pay a visit to Dr. Angel Ruiz-Cotorro in Barcelona.
And this time, it could turn out to be a particularly bad omen.
Citing sources close to David, La Nacion reports that David's trip to Ruiz-Cotorro could end with having another double surgery. On his shoulder, where he has reportedly suffered a so-called SLAP tear. And also, confirming the rumours to that effect, on his right hip.
If this worst case scenario comes to pass then taking part in the Davis Cup semifinal (four months from now) would become very difficult, if not to say highly unlikely.
And what it would mean for David's career - well, only David knows.
Right now, the decision for or against surgery at this point has apparently not been made yet.
I'll do my best to keep you posted.