Anderson Announces Surgery, End Of 2019 Season
Just three days after announcing that he would miss the rest of the 2019 season to get healthy, Kevin Anderson revealed on social media on Thursday that he underwent knee surgery.
“Thanks so much for your very nice messages! They’ve been great these past few days, especially as I came out of surgery,” wrote Anderson, who struggled with a right elbow injury earlier in the year. “My team, doctors and I decided to move forward with a procedure to help my knee. It went well and I look forward to rehabbing and getting back on court.”
Thanks so much for your very nice messages! They’ve been great to read these past few days, especially as I came out of surgery. My team, doctors & I decided to move forward with a procedure to help my knee. It went well & I look forward to rehabbing & getting back on court 👍 pic.twitter.com/1Bsmd5zFyQ— Kevin Anderson (@KAndersonATP) September 12, 2019
On Monday, Anderson thanked his fans for their support when announcing he would not compete in any more tournaments this season.
“2019 has been a very difficult and frustrating year for me on the tennis court,” Anderson wrote. “I was so pleased to start well, winning the title in Pune, but since have not been able to get healthy to compete at the level I want to. I have spoken with my team, consulted with doctors, and we have decided that the best course of action is to take the rest of the year off and prepare for 2020.”
Anderson reached a career-high No. 5 in the ATP Rankings last July, and he qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals for the first time last year. The 33-year-old earned an 11-4 record this season, earning his sixth ATP Tour title in Pune and making the quarter-finals in Miami. He has not played a tournament since Wimbledon.