Forced to forfeit the Australian Open due to an injury sustained at the start of the year during the tournament in Pune (India), Marin Cilic announced on social media on Friday that he had undergone surgery in right knee day and that he would be out for several months.
Marin Cilic (34) operated and absent for several months. The year started badly for the Croatian who had proved last season at Roland-Garros by inviting himself to the last four (defeat in four sets against Casper Ruud) that he still had good remains. Forced to forfeit before defending his chances in the 2nd round in Pune (India), when he was about to play his second match of the year only, the former world number 3 hit his right knee in his first outing. in 2023, against the Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena (victory in three sets), had announced in the process that he could not play the Australian Open, he who had been a finalist of the tournament in 2018 and had not missed only twice the appointment since its debut. “Health above all”, recalled the Croatian, who again gave his news this Friday on social networks. And they are still not good, since the 18th player in the standings had surgery on his right knee during the day. He will therefore have to wait for a long time before he can resume competition.
Cilic: ‘Unfortunately, that means some time away from the courts’
Few challenging weeks to start 2023. After consulting with various specialists, I made the difficult decision to undergo knee surgery as it seemed the best option for a long term fix to the injury. Thankfully, the procedure went as well as we could have hoped. 🙏⠀ pic.twitter.com/dXai2TD3qE
— Marin Cilic (@cilic_marin) January 20, 2023
“A difficult few weeks to start 2023. After consulting several specialists, I made the difficult decision to have knee surgery, as it seemed to be the best option for a long-term repair of the injury. Fortunately, the operation went as well as we could have hoped. Unfortunately, that means some time away from the courts, ”announced Cilic, photo of him in the hospital after his intervention in support, while trying to put this stoppage into perspective. “The silver lining is that it means more precious time at home with my family. I’m optimistic and I’m in a hurry to get back on the court, but for now, it’s time to rest before starting my rehabilitation protocol. The Croatian giant crowned in 2014 at the US Open is not about to play again in tournaments.