Nadal puts an end to his season because of left wrist injury

MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal says he will not play again in 2016 so he can fully recover from a left wrist injury.

Nadal said Thursday he is still being bothered by the injury that kept him out of action for more than two months this season and wants to treat it properly before coming back in 2017.

Nadal said in a statement that now it's ''time to rest and start preparing intensively'' for next season.

He said he will not play next week in Basel or in Paris next month. He is also ruled out of the ATP Finals in London.

Nadal admitted he forced his recovery to be able to play in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and that caused him to be in pain in every tournament since then.