Novak Djokovic could miss US Open due to elbow injury

Novak Djokovic could miss US Open due to elbow injury

Novak Djokovic is a doubt for the US Open due to his elbow injury, according to quotes attributed to Serbia’s Davis Cup team doctor in the country’s media.

Djokovic retired hurt during the quarter-finals at Wimbledon and said he was considering taking a break from playing to recover from the long-standing injury to his right elbow.

Serbia’s¬†Sportski Zurnal¬†reported that the 30-year-old could face up to 12 weeks on the sidelines.

“He has a bruised bone due to excessive playing,” it quoted Zdenko Milinkovic as saying.

“Novak is in Toronto undergoing some further tests with specialists.”

The 12-times grand slam champion won the U.S. Open in 2011 and 2015. This year’s tournament begins on August 28.

 

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