After missing both Masters events at Indian Wells and Miami, former Top 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has undergone surgery on his knee, he revealed today on social media.
“Hello everyone, a little note to tell you that despite an attempt to return to the competition, my knee responded unfavorably. So I couldn’t escape a little operation that took place yesterday and went very well,” he stated via translation.
“Everyone is optimistic for a quick return on the courts, our goal is always to tread the beaten ground this season. Thanks again for your support and very quickly!”
Since he expects to be back on the clay, it doesn’t sound like a major surgery – some reports point to a meniscus issue. But Tsonga turns 33 in just a few weeks and at that age and with all the injuries he’s had, could the end be near for the Frenchman?
Bonjour à tous,
Un petit mot pour vous dire que, malgré une tentative de retour à la compétition, mon genou a répondu défavorablement. Je n’ai donc pas pu échapper à une petite opération qui a eu lieu hier et qui s’est très bien passée… 1/2 pic.twitter.com/CPwA1wNDWT
— Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (@tsonga7) April 4, 2018
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