I don’t find this surprising. For me this was the whole point of withdrawing from the Semi Final against Murray in Miami. For Rafa it is all about the clay and he was not going to do anything to even slightly jeopardise that.
Rafa has been to visit one of his medical team on Monday and according to his official Twitter account all is positive and that training for the Monte Carlo Masters will be underway in the next few days.
I will keep my eye on Rafa’s official sources and bring you any updates.