Alexander Zverev Undergoes Ankle Surgery, Might Be Back For US Open?
Alexander Zverev announced today that he has undergone surgery to repair ligaments torn in his right ankle.
“We all have our own journey in life,” Zverev posted on Instagram. “This is part of mine. Next week I’ll reach a career high ranking of number 2 in the world, but this morning I had to undergo surgery. After further examination in Germany, we received confirmation that all three of the lateral ligaments in my right ankle were torn. To return to competition as quickly as possible, to ensure all the ligaments heal properly, and to reclaim full stability in my ankle, surgery was the best choice. My rehab starts now and I’ll do everything to come back stronger than ever!
“I am continuing to receive so many messages and would like to thank everyone once again for supporting me during such a difficult time ❤️”
Zverev, who made the US Open final two years ago, rolled his right ankle late in the second set of his slugfest with Rafael Nadal last Friday.
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