Nick Kyrgios to Miss French Open Due to Foot Injury from Alleged Theft
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios will not be participating in the upcoming French Open due to a foot injury he sustained during an alleged theft at his home. According to his agent, police allege that Kyrgios’ car was stolen from his mother at gunpoint earlier this month.
Kyrgios, who hasn’t played for the entirety of this year following knee surgery in January, lacerated the side of his left foot amid all the commotion going on in his home – though it remains unclear how exactly he obtained the injury. His agent suggests that he may have hurt himself while rushing through his house after hearing distressing noises coming from within.
The injury has set him back about two-and-a-half weeks and rendered him unable to play due to discomfort when wearing shoes or attempting any sliding motion on court. The timing is unfortunate considering that just as rehab for his knee surgery appeared successful, this freak accident placed a hinderance on progress.
Despite missing out on Roland Garros again (he last participated here in 2017), Horsfall assures fans that Kyrios will be fit for Wimbledon later down the line where he lost narrowly against Novak Djokovic last year.