King Felipe’s hand is once again making headlines in the Spanish press, and it appears that he has not fully recovered from the injury that kept him in a brace for several months.
It was last October when King Felipe appeared with his left hand immobilized.
At the time, the Royal Household explained that it was a “preventive bandage for a slight wrist injury” during a paddle tennis match in which he participated on October 8.
After that, the father of Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia kept the brace on for several months, until January of this year, when he resumed his royal duties without the brace.
However, some have noticed that something is wrong with his hand.
Why is Felipe’s hand purple?
Although King Felipe returned to his activities in January without the brace, his hand has a purple tint that is attracting attention.
The newspaper El Español reveals that the King suffered a fracture of the scaphoid, one of the bones of the wrist, which occurs when one falls on the outstretched hand.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, this type of injury can require a cast or surgery, depending on the severity.
The Royal Household has not given any further information about the King’s condition, but an expert consulted by El Español says that he could have vascular hypersensitivity, which affects the color and temperature of the wrist and hand.
The expert clarifies that it is not serious, but the King should avoid sports until he recovers.