Djokovic Provides Crucial Update After Surgery Following Roland Garros Withdrawal

Djokovic Provides Crucial Update After Surgery Following Roland Garros Withdrawal

by Zachary Wimer

Novak Djokovic underwent surgery on his knee to repair a meniscus tear, and he provided an update on social media after the surgery.

When the Serbian arrived in Paris, he wasn't in the best mood because his preparation for the event hadn't been that great, and he was unsure of what he could do in the season's second major tournament.

He was doing well at the start, winning some decent matches, but it all started to unravel against Lorenzo Musetti. Playing a five-setter in the early morning hours didn't allow for a proper recovery, and he sustained a knee injury against Francisco Cerundolo.

He won that match but nobody felt good about it, especially as we didn't know what was happening with the knee. He was limping for much of that match, so there was clearly something wrong.

It ended up being a meniscus tear that Djokovic elected to repair surgically. He's not a player who goes under the knife willingly, but he had, and he has now provided an injury update on social media.

"In the past day, I had to make some tough decisions after sustaining a meniscus tear during my last match. I’m still processing it all but I am happy to update you that the surgery went well."

"I am so appreciative of the team of doctors who have been by my side…as well as the overwhelming support I have received from my fans."

Now begins a lengthy road to recovery for Djokovic, who quite possibly will miss Wimbledon because of it. The more realistic target would be the Paris Olympics, which will be played on the very courts at Roland Garros.

"I’m going to do my best to be healthy and fit to return to the court as soon as possible. My love for this sport is strong and the desire to compete at the highest level is what keeps me going. Idemooo."


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