Former British primary Kyle Edmund is more likely to miss a number of extra months of the season after having surgical procedure on his left knee.
Edmund, who has not performed for six months, underwent a “small process” in Switzerland on the finish of March.
It was carried out by Dr Roland Biedert, who has operated on Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka and Juan Martin del Potro.
Edmund’s issues started in October 2018, when a scan revealed fluid behind the left knee.
The 26-year-old had reached the Australian Open semi-finals that January, and simply gained the European Open to climb to a career-high rating of 14.
However regardless of profitable a second ATP title in New York in February final yr, Edmund’s progress since has been constantly thwarted.
He at present stands at 69 on the earth and has not performed since shedding within the first spherical of qualifying in Vienna final October.
Edmund had been resisting surgical procedure, as a result of apparent dangers for an expert athlete, however the nagging ache in his knee has elevated because the begin of the yr and prevented him from practising.
A protracted interval of rehabilitation is now underway, and an look at Wimbledon appears a forlorn hope.