Kyrgios, 28, had not played any matches this year following knee surgery in January. His agent, Daniel Horsfall, revealed that during the recent events, Kyrgios accidentally lacerated the side of his left foot under circumstances that remain unclear. It is suspected that he may have injured himself while rushing through his house after hearing his mother in distress. A suspect has since been arrested in connection with the incident.
Describing the extent of Kyrgios’ discomfort, Horsfall stated, “He couldn’t slide, couldn’t get on court because every time he put a shoe on it moved and it [the cut] would re-open.” However, Horsfall assured that Kyrgios’ knee, which underwent successful surgery, is in excellent condition. The player had reached an impressive level of fitness, and the setback occurred during the final stages of his rehabilitation when the injury occurred unexpectedly.
The foot injury has set Kyrgios back by approximately two-and-a-half weeks in his recovery timeline. Despite his withdrawal from the French Open, he is expected to be fit for the grass-court season, including the prestigious Wimbledon tournament, where he reached the final but lost to Novak Djokovic last year.
In a tweet addressing the situation, Kyrgios acknowledged his human vulnerability and shared a link to a news article about his withdrawal from Roland Garros, emphasizing the disappointment surrounding his absence from the tournament. The French Open is scheduled to take place from May 28th to June 11th.