JUST IN: Major update drops hours after Novak Djokovic completes knee surgery

Djokovic's right knee surgery has been completed in Paris.

by Dzevad Mesic
JUST IN: Major update drops hours after Novak Djokovic completes knee surgery
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Novak Djokovic's knee surgery has reportedly gone well and the Serbian tennis superstar may just need three weeks to recover, via Sport Klub.

On Wednesday, it was reported that Djokovic had decided to surgically address his knee issue after previously withdrawing from his French Open quarterfinal match versus Casper Ruud due to a torn meniscus. 

A few hours after the surgery news was revealed, a report from the Serbian media said the procedure was "a success." 

And according to Sport Klub, when Djokovic's knee was opened up during the arthroscopic procedure, it was revealed that he avoided a more serious knee tear. The report also states Djokovic could recover before this month ends but it was also noted that the Serb's recovery also "depends on some other factors."

These developments mean that Djokovic may still make it to Wimbledon - which starts on July 1st. Also, Djokovic's chances of playing at the Paris Olympics now seem a lot bigger. 

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic© Getty Images Sport - Clive Brunskill

What happened to Djokovic's knee in Paris?

After easily winning the first set of his French Open round-of-16 against Francisco Cerundolo, Djokovic called a physio. After getting treatment on his knee, Djokovic continued the match but he was evidently struggling with his movement. 

In the end, Djokovic clinched a five-set win but admitted he was able to play out the match only because of painkillers and that there were moments when he considered retiring.

"At one point I didn’t know, to be honest, whether I should continue or not with what’s happening. I got medications and then after the third set was done, I asked for more medications and I got them," Djokovic said.

"That was the maximum dose that kicked in, as I heard now from the doctor after 30 to 45 minutes, which was just about the end of the fourth when things started to really improve for me. I started to feel less limitations in my movement. Basically, the whole fifth set was almost without any pain, which is great, you know. But then the effect of the medications will not last for too long, so I’ll see."

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