Casey Dellacqua makes a revelation about Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic reportedly underwent an arthroscopy in Paris on Wednesday

by Simone Brugnoli
Casey Dellacqua makes a revelation about Novak Djokovic
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Novak Djokovic reportedly underwent an arthroscopy in Paris on Wednesday to repair the injury he suffered in the medial meniscus of his right knee, an injury that forced him to withdraw from Roland Garros after advancing to the quarterfinals, where he was to face Casper Ruud.

The surgical procedure consists of making a couple of small incisions in the aforementioned joint to introduce a mechanical device called arthroscope, operated by the surgeon to repair the damaged area, which he can visualize through a micro camera.

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This would be the second surgical intervention for Djokovic, who underwent surgery for a right elbow injury in 2017, for which he was out for more than six months.

The goal of the champion of 24 Majors will be to recover as soon as possible to reach the Olympic Games, so he would be between three and four weeks in rehabilitation for an injury that could have been caused by wear and tear due to sports activity or by a strong twisting of the knee. During a long interview with Grand Slam Daily, Casey Dellacqua opened up on Novak Djokovic’s future.

It would be a mistake to write off Novak Djokovic

Casey Dellacqua believes Novak Djokovic can play Wimbledon: "Because he's won there so many times before. And if you're practising on grass - obviously you want to be playing tournaments, you want to be playing competitively," Dellacqua said on Stan Sport's Grand Slam Daily.

A well-known Serbian physiotherapist, Dobrosav Melajac, spoke about the injury in the Sport Klub newspaper, where he analysed the situation of the holder of 98 professional titles. “The operation speeds up the recovery, which could take up to four weeks.

We will wait for more information, but it is not realistic to expect Djokovic to be ready for Wimbledon. He could fix the injury, but it remains to be seen whether he can play at his highest level.

In addition, moving on grass is very demanding and would put a lot of risk on his knees. This would give him time to focus on the Olympic Games,” explained Dobrosav.

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