Djokovic another surgery news

RF-18

G.O.A.T.
A faker who faked injuries multiple times (when outplayed by non-Big 3-player) is very likely to even fake a surgery just to play victim once again.

Chest bumps and heart-throwing out of hostpital room incoming! Nurses will be reduced to ball kids and be screamed at.
Won 2 slams this year and 4 of the last 5 pre USO and suddenly he is gonna start with fakery in the middle of a USO campaign with possibility of surgery, yeah ok you sound very reasonable :-D
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
Might miss rest of the reason according to rumours. That is too bad for all of tennis!
Would be great to see Nadal finally win the Aussie open and get a double career slam !!!

Then see Djoker come back to win French to get double career slam

Then fed wins Wimbledon and retires
 

smash hit

Professional
Everyone talks about Djokovic having to undergo another surgery as though he had undergone a major procedure. He actually agreed to and had a minor medical intervention. He made this statement via his Instagram account.

I took 6 months off last season hoping to come back fully recovered, but unfortunately I still felt pain. I really missed competing, it’s in my blood and I had to give it a try on AO. Anyhow, I agreed with my team that I would try different methods after I finish in Australia and a few days ago I accepted to do a small medical intervention on my elbow.
Medical intervention does not imply a surgical procedure, it could have been something as simple as a cortisone injection. None of us know what he had done.
 

Rina

Professional
Everyone talks about Djokovic having to undergo another surgery as though he had undergone a major procedure. He actually agreed to and had a minor medical intervention. He made this statement via his Instagram account.



Medical intervention does not imply a surgical procedure, it could have been something as simple as a cortisone injection. None of us know what he had done.
He expllianed that he had some mesh put, not a cortisone shot, I am guessing at US Open he was getting cortisone shots for his shoulder and they worked sometimes and didn't some times. I am pretty sure he said that in an interview.
 

Rina

Professional
He is working on rehabilitation and hopes he can be ready, that is what his statement in Serbian said, if I try to translate, slightly different than in English, rehabilitation and I hope I will be ready..
 

smash hit

Professional
He expllianed that he had some mesh put, not a cortisone shot, I am guessing at US Open he was getting cortisone shots for his shoulder and they worked sometimes and didn't some times. I am pretty sure he said that in an interview.
I only suggested that the minor medical intervention in 2018 could have been as simple as a cortisone injection because there seemed to be very little information about what he had undergone. Where did you read about the mesh? Available information at the time seemed very vague and confusing.

This article was written at that time,

DJOKOVIC CONFIRMS ‘SMALL MEDICAL INTERVENTION’ AFTER LEAVING CLINIC

Novak Djokovic’s latest Instagram post states that he been dealing with an elbow injury for the past two years, suggests he decided to play the Australian Open against some medical opinions ("I really missed competing, it’s in my blood and I had to give it a try on AO.") and revealed that he “accepted to do a small medical intervention” in order to try and regain full playing health.
numerous media outlets, including Switzerland’s Blick, reported that Djokovic was seen leaving a surgical clinic in Switzerland, with photos showing his right hand heavily bandaged. The Serb was at the Rennbahnklinik in Muttenz, which is known for orthopedic and rehabilitation expertise, especially with athletes.

The tabloid suggested that Djokovic had surgery on his hand, citing Italian website Ubitennis, saying that the 30-year-old has an extraneous bone or fragment that could have required removal. It also cited other rumors that Djokovic had previously gone to the Czech Republic for consultations about his elbow, the source of his injury problems.

A chief doctor at the surgical clinic did not confirm that Djokovic had surgery, or even acknowledged that he had been at the clinic; he was quoted in the story as saying, "I saw Mr. Djokovic just on television playing the Australian Open, and he already wore a bandage on his right hand."
Djokovic wore an arm sleeve on court during the tournament, but had no strapping on his hand.
Djokovic has been having ongoing elbow problems, returning from a six-month layoff at the Australian Open with what appeared to be a renewed injury in the area. Following his fourth-round loss to eventual semifinalist Hyeon Chung, Djokovic said he would have to “reassess” the problem, indicating that could include surgery, which had previously not been advised by specialists.
The Instagram post was Djokovic’s first comment about the injury since the Australian Open.
Quoted from tennis.com
 

Born_to_slice

Professional
Everyone talks about Djokovic having to undergo another surgery as though he had undergone a major procedure. He actually agreed to and had a minor medical intervention. He made this statement via his Instagram account.



Medical intervention does not imply a surgical procedure, it could have been something as simple as a cortisone injection. None of us know what he had done.
Novak had Arthroscopy on his elbow joint. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthroscopy Nadal had same procedure on his foot at the end of last year. It's a surgery procedure. Injections of cortisone steroid are not.
 

smash hit

Professional
Novak had Arthroscopy on his elbow joint. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthroscopy Nadal had same procedure on his foot at the end of last year. It's a surgery procedure. Injections of cortisone steroid are not.
I am fully aware of what arthroscopy is and that it can be used for investigation or treatment. Yes Nadal did undergo arthroscopy in order to remove loose bone fragments. Djokovic himself said he had a small medical intervention, medical not surgical. I have not read anywhere of the actual procedure that he did have. I only know that reports went from a small medical intervention to surgery. Maybe you could give me a link to an article that explains what proceedure he underwent. He was asked about it at Indian Wells , and said

Can you talk about the surgery in Switzerland? Looked like it was the hand, but we know you have an elbow problem. What was it about?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I did my statement. I don't know if you have read it or not. So maybe you can look back and read the statement. I have explained everything there.
I can't find the statement that he was referring to perhaps you could give a link.
 

Born_to_slice

Professional
I am fully aware of what arthroscopy is and that it can be used for investigation or treatment. Yes Nadal did undergo arthroscopy in order to remove loose bone fragments. Djokovic himself said he had a small medical intervention, medical not surgical. I have not read anywhere of the actual procedure that he did have. I only know that reports went from a small medical intervention to surgery. Maybe you could give me a link to an article that explains what proceedure he underwent. He was asked about it at Indian Wells , and said



I can't find the statement that he was referring to perhaps you could give a link.
He talked about his surgery himself plenty of times. How he didn't want to get surgery because it was against his principles. Called it surgery every single time. There's a little scar on his elbow. Talked about it in his VICE interview, but I don't have a time stamp.
Here's a article from Serbian portal, just translate it to English. https://www.b92.net/sport/tenis/vesti.php?yyyy=2018&mm=04&dd=13&nav_id=1380823
Original article was from Swiss newspaper Basellandschaftliche Zeitung .
 
It makes sense to undergo surgery now, because there are no more slams till AO in January. Djoker would have three months to recuperate fully.
I think he has to decide whether he is fit enough to try to compete for the year-end #1 position and the AO. If he is, then I think he should have the surgery the day after the AO ends - he'd then have almost four months until Roland Garros, which is, anyway, a longer shot for him.
 

BlueB

Hall of Fame
Everyone talks about Djokovic having to undergo another surgery as though he had undergone a major procedure. He actually agreed to and had a minor medical intervention. He made this statement via his Instagram account.

Medical intervention does not imply a surgical procedure, it could have been something as simple as a cortisone injection. None of us know what he had done.
This is trolling. You are discussing the situation in 2018. Why even bring it up here?
There is no mention of surgery or medical procedures in his latest statement, addressing Serbian fans, in Serbian. Just rehab and relaxing time with family.

It's disgusting how a single tweet from that **** wannabe journalist escalated into "news" about surgery. Every single Djokohater started writing the articles quoting that tweet, then in the second round quoting each other. Sad part is that even Serbian press followed the suit and quoted some of the Anglo-american articles, just for a sake of a bit of sensationalism, up til this morning when Nole tweeted his current status.
 

Rafa24

Hall of Fame
If he's back in time for the start of 2020 this would be the best time for a surgery, so will he try to make the decision soon? Losing #1 when he was already possibly losing it anyways is a small price to pay if he can preserve chances at the majors.
start of 2020? he will be missing the almighty WTFs!!!!
 

Dartagnan64

Legend
Hope this is just a rumour and not fact -- Novak can't afford to have another long injury time out away from the Tour again.
That's such a funny post since clearly Djokovic and his millions can afford anything at this stage of his career. This "can't afford" thing only applies to his fans.
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
Which he'll heal 100% from and somehow come back better than ever, just like Federer and Nadal always do too.
All three are definitely taking massive amounts of HGH or something. Either that or they're wizards
 

hoodjem

G.O.A.T.
I think he has to decide whether he is fit enough to try to compete for the year-end #1 position and the AO. If he is, then I think he should have the surgery the day after the AO ends - he'd then have almost four months until Roland Garros, which is, anyway, a longer shot for him.
The 2020 AO starts on 20 January, and ends on 2 February. The 2020 FO starts on 18 May.

If Djokovic had surgery today he'd have approximately 127 days (30+30+30+20+17) to recuperate.
If he waits till after the AO is over and has surgery on 3 February, he will have approximately 103 days (30+30+18+25) to recuperate before the FO.
 

swordtennis

Legend
To be fair all elite super athletes are taking hgh now. They have to really. Tennis is crazy physical now. If they didnt they would prob be cripples and invalids by now.
 

VoodooChild24

Semi-Pro
I wish Novak a speedy recovery from his injuries and back in court in no time. Do you think his injuries have something to do with him being plant based or vegan? When you get into this lifestyle, you lose weight, muscle and mass thus making you susceptible to injury because the muscle that protects the ligaments are now gone.
 

swordtennis

Legend
I wish Novak a speedy recovery from his injuries and back in court in no time. Do you think his injuries have something to do with him being plant based or vegan? When you get into this lifestyle, you lose weight, muscle and mass thus making you susceptible to injury because the muscle that protects the ligaments are now gone.
Interesting question. He does consume fish tho.
I have similar issues. Food allergies caused by mercury poisoning. During this i found out my body does not handle red meat pork and chicken well. It responds much better with pure vegan diet and fish. Suffered a serious injury in 2017 and healing much better with a vegetarian low sugar diet. I do jam down eggs cheese and fish from time to time.
 

Zardoz7/12

Professional
So Djokovic could be having surgery for tendinitis in the rotator cuff?

It took me 6 months to recover from that without surgery, Djokovic doesn't have to resort to surgery for tendinitis, just take time off.
 

Yugram

Hall of Fame
Which he'll heal 100% from and somehow come back better than ever, just like Federer and Nadal always do too.
All three are definitely taking massive amounts of HGH or something. Either that or they're wizards
Of course they all take something. Even Kyrgios had cortisone injection to heal his injury.
 
The 2020 AO starts on 20 January, and ends on 2 February. The 2020 FO starts on 18 May.

If Djokovic had surgery today he'd have approximately 127 days (30+30+30+20+17) to recuperate.
If he waits till after the AO is over and has surgery on 3 February, he will have approximately 103 days (30+30+18+25) to recuperate before the FO.
To be precise, the Australian Open starts 130 days from now.

Roland Garros actually starts on 23 May according to Google. If he were to have surgery on 3 February, that would give him 110 days to recuperate.

So, yes, there is a longer gap now. I guess only he can judge whether those 20 days are worth putting the surgery off for. It must depend in large part on how bad the injury is. If there are treatments that can hold the pain off, they might be worth it because the surgery would put the Australian Open in jeopardy. And it'd be more prudent for him to put Roland Garros in jeopardy, given that it is anyway more in jeopardy because he's not as good on clay. On the other hand, I suppose a second RG title means more to him than an eighth AO title.
 
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hoodjem

G.O.A.T.
In a whole Grand Slam calendar September and February are the best months to undergo any treatment.

USO-AO 19 weeks
AO-RG 16 weeks
RG-WB 3 weeks
WB-USO 7 weeks

There's only one Major during 37 weeks (almost 9 months) following USO.
Yup!
 
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