Brazilian Sprint Ace Bruno Fratus Undergoes Successful Surgery

Brazilian swimming star Bruno Fratus has successfully undergone shoulder surgery to address ongoing wear and tear. It’s the second surgery that the veteran has undergone in his career, with the first taking place back in 2013.

“The road to success is rarely a straight line,” wrote the 29-year-old freestyle sprinter on his Instagram account, accompanying a photo of him in a sling with bandages while sitting on a hospital bed.

The 2017 World Championships silver medalist told SwimSwam, “I’m confident about my recovery and excited to build my way back to the top once again.”

After a red-hot summer where Fratus surpassed countryman Cesar Cielo for the title of most sub-22 50m freestyle swims,  the former Auburn star was forced to withdraw from the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships due to his injury. The withdrawal was to address his shoulder pain and also set the sprinter up for the best possible path to Tokyo 2020.

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4 years ago

If Fratus, Dressel, Proud, Andrew, Morozov, Gkolomeev, etc. can all peak for 2020 the 50 is going to be insane. Unreal amounts of talent and potential in that event right now.

Reply to  sven
4 years ago

And also Vergani: 21″37 is faster than Morozov, Andrew and Gkolomeev

Reply to  Mcitaly
4 years ago

Still needs to show consistency

Reply to  sven
4 years ago

A mention for fast-rising Andrea Vergani, and imagine Manaudou’s return..
Obviously at the end will win Anthony Ervin😉

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Reply to  nuotofan
4 years ago

I just hope Ervin can qualify for OTs

Reply to  sven
4 years ago

I will always root for Ervin, even though I know it would take a miracle this time around

4 years ago

Who did his surgery?

Reply to  Joe
4 years ago

Dr. Nick…

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4 years ago

Heard he was replacing Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool

4 years ago

Wishing a full recovery

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