Anderson Sidelined After Right Knee Procedure
South African to return as soon as possible
Kevin Anderson announced today that he underwent a procedure on a right knee injury in Miami on Wednesday.
The former World No. 5, who has experienced a series of injuries over the past four years, wrote on Twitter, “Midway through December last year, during my off-season training, I injured my right knee. I tried to push through both in training and on the match court, but it didn’t get better.
“I had scans done in Australia, and they unfortunately showed that I had suffered a medial meniscus tear. After consulting with medical professionals and my team, we decided that having surgery was the best way forward. I had the procedure done on Wednesday.
“It is beyond difficult and frustrating to have to deal with this, after the setbacks I had last year. But I know it’s the right decision for me to get back [to] where I want to, and rest assured I will do everything in my power to get there.”
The South African underwent ankle surgery in March 2016 and right knee surgery in September 2019. He returned at the inaugural ATP Cup and has compiled a 3-3 match record in the 2020 season.
Hey everyone, a little update... pic.twitter.com/BrunPU33B2— Kevin Anderson (@KAndersonATP) February 21, 2020
Roger Federer announced on Thursday that he had undergone right knee surgery in Switzerland and will not return to competitive action until June.