Rafael Nadal played the Wimbledon 2011 final with a hairline fracture in his left foot. Nadal suffered the injury during his round of 16 match with Juan Martin Del Potro, but he decided to keep playing in the Championships after seeing the MRI. Nadal needed to take anesthetic injections to dull the pain and it now seems like he will miss the rest of the summer and maybe even the year with the injury.
This type of injury is very common in professional tennis players and professional athletes in general.
We wish Rafael the best in his recovery and hope to see him back on the court very soon!