Fritz To Undergo Knee Surgery
But in an Instagram post, Fritz said that he hoped to return to the tour as early as Wimbledon, which begins 28 June.
I had really high hopes for @rolandgarros this year, so it’s tough to go out in the 2nd round...even tougher to have to leave the court in a wheelchair. Thank you to everyone for all the kind words and sympathy I’ve received since coming off the court, sorry to worry you all.
On match point when I came down from hitting a forehand, I heard a pop in my knee... When rewatching the videos, everything about my movements looked completely normal but after that pop I couldn’t move and could barely limp myself to the net to shake hands. After sitting down, I wasn’t able to stand up to leave the court. I definitely didn’t want to make a scene by getting wheeled off the court but there wasn’t much else I could do.
I got it scanned and reviewed, and the bad news is that I tore my meniscus and need surgery. The good news is that the surgery is very quick and easy, and I can make a full recovery quickly if all goes well. I’m hoping to be fully ready to go for @wimbledon.
Based off of how bad I initially felt, I’m glad that I will most likely only miss 3 weeks on tour and be back to 100% for the US hardcourt swing.