According to reports out of Serbia, Novak Djokovic has a bone bruise in his right elbow which might force him to miss the US Open.
Serbia’s Davis Cup doctor Zdeslav Milinković said Djokovic needs to sit out 6 to 12 weeks to heal his elbow.
Via Google translation, Milinković said, “The most important thing is that Novak is at the moment calm and recovering successfully. The minimum will be paused for six weeks, and it is possible that the recovery will last for 12 weeks. Djokovic will announce on Wednesday a plan for the next period. He goes to therapy and can train, but without a racket.”
The added that the elbow has been an issue for over a year but was managed. Now, he said, the injury has become more serious.
Per this report, Djokovic will have a press conference on Wednesday to make an announcement, maybe to confirm his time off.
Djokovic has Canadian Open title and US Open final points ahead to defend. He is currently ranked No. 4 and 7th in the Race to London.
Djokovic and wife Jelena are expecting the birth of their second child later this summer. With the baby on the way and the recent successes of Roger Federer, might Djokovic be inclined to take the rest of the year off?
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