Novak Djokovic fans have reason to smile today. After almost two days of anxious internet speculation, Djokovic has announced that his MRI results showed “no structural damage” to his right ankle he frighteningly turned Sunday during Davis Cup. That means no ligaments were torn!
A statement on his website read, “The world’s top player has undergone an MRI examination this morning which revealed no structural damage to the joint capsule and ligaments. A joint structures strain requires therapy and strict rest in the following days.
“Depending on the recovery, a decision will be made on Nole’s participation at the upcoming tournament in Monte Carlo.”
Though no precise timetable on recovery was given beyond just rest, the last sentence suggests Djokovic is still contemplating playing the Monte Carlo event which starts next week. Djokovic, who resides in Monte Carlo, would get a bye and likely not play until Wednesday, eight days from now.
Via Facebook Djokovic had this to say, “After seeing the results of all the tests we did, i am really positive and strong. I’m doing the best i can with my team to recover fast and be ready for the upcoming tournaments. I am grateful to have so many of you worrying for me and sending me words of support. Thank you! This is me on the therapy this morning.”
Here’s the picture:
The Monte Carlo deadline for withdrawal is Friday. Last year he reached the final losing to Rafael Nadal.
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