Djokovic Reportedly Walking Without Crutches Week After Knee Surgery

Djokovic Reportedly Walking Without Crutches Week After Knee Surgery

by Nurein Ahmed

In more positive news for Novak Djokovic and his fans, he was spotted walking without the help of crutches in his native Serbia.

Djokovic injured his knee while playing at the 2024 Roland Garros and withdrew from the tournament before his quarterfinal match. On Tuesday last week, he underwent arthroscopic surgery.

A top Serbian doctor revealed that the nature of Djokovic's injury was mild, and the procedure was not complicated. This meant that the timeline until his return to action would be very short.

At the moment, it is not known whether Djokovic will play at Wimbledon because of the small window. Depending on his recovery, there is still a slim chance he might play at SW19, although his surgeon is doubtful. The third Grand Slam of the season is scheduled to begin on July 1st.

The former world No. 1 visited a Belgrade hospital in his home country this week to accelerate the treatment process. Some of the pictures shared by the outlet Informer indicate that he did not need crutches and was walking unassisted.

This is a very important and positive update for Djokovic, whose sole aim right now is certainly to play at the 2024 Paris Olympics on July 27th. Speculation is rife with tennis onlookers opining that he should give Wimbledon amiss and focus on the Games, which will be held at Roland Garros.

The duration of his hospital visit is reported to last about 70 minutes, underpinning Djokovic's desire to seek alternative measures to recover within a short time, considering that the injury might not have required surgery after all.

The Olympic gold medal is the one big title missing from Djokovic's resume. He won bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and was beaten by Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta for the same accolade at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. At 37, this is the Serbian's last realistic shot at gold.


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