German tennis star Alexander Zverev is likely to be sidelined between six and eight weeks, as reported by L'Equipe. In the French Open semifinal, Zverev badly rolled his ankle and was forced to retire the match to Rafael Nadal.
Zverev started crying in pain after sustaining the injury and it was obvious that he had suffered a serious injury. Being sidelined for at least six weeks means that Zverev is set to miss the whole grass season, including Wimbledon.
This week, L'Equipe reported that Zverev is hoping to be able to play in August and be well prepared for the US Open. On Tuesday night, Zverev announced he underwent an ankle surgery.
Selon nos informations, la durée d'indisponibilité d'Alexander Zverev est estimée entre six et huit semaines.
Forfait pour Wimbledon, il espère être de retour, début août, avec la tournée aux États-Unis. Son objectif : être rétabli en vue de l'US Open.https://t.co/RyiV8RKpiz — Quentin Moynet (@QuentinMoynet) June 6, 2022
Zverev tore several ligaments in his ankle
Over the weekend, Zverev shared an injury update on Instagram.
"Hey guys! I am now on my way back home. Based on the first medical checks, it looks like I have torn several lateral ligaments in my right foot. I will be flying to Germany on Monday to make further examinations and to determine the best and quickest way for me to recover.
I want to thank everyone all over the world for the kind messages that I have received since yesterday. Your support means a lot to me right now! And many thanks to my friends from @goodwill_private_aviation for taking such good care of me in the given circumstances.
I will try to keep you updated as much as possible on further developments. See you next time @rolandgarros!" Zverev wrote on Instagram. It was a very unfortunate and disappointing end to Zverev's French Open campaign. In Paris, Zverev acknowledged that he is 25 and that he can't be making any excuses.
After a strong 2021 season, Zverev said his big goal for 2022 was to win at least one Grand Slam and reach the top spot. Six months into the 2022 season, Zverev hasn't accomplished his goals. It remains to be seen when will Zverev be able to return to action.