Professional athletes sign a lot of things. Jerseys and other clothing items are pretty commonplace. So, too, are sports paraphernalia, like a ball or a bat or gloves. Babies are a bold choice but not unheard of.
But a prothetic leg? That’s downright strange.
Nevertheless, that’s what was asked of Rafael Nadal after he finished off unranked American Donald Young 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 on Wednesday at the All England Club. And the Spanish superstar obliged.
After his win at Wimbledon today, Rafael Nadal signed a prosthetic leg. Awesome back & forth in press room follows pic.twitter.com/tQgsaIpM2I
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 5, 2017
When asked if it was the strangest thing he’s ever signed, the No. 4 seed said, “Probably not” with a smile. And while having someone sign a prosthetic limb may be strange, it’s certainly not unprecedented. Mark McGwire also signed a prosthetic leg back in 2013.