Nick Kyrgios undergoes surgery after withdrawing from Aus Open with knee injury

Nick Kyrgios will be doing “everything he can” to get back into tennis after having surgery on his knee, having pulled out of the Australian Open.

The tennis star made the announcement he would be withdrawing from the Grand Slam on January 16, revealing a knee injury prevented him from playing for the first time since his 2014 debut.

The World No. 21 took to his Instagram story on Monday morning to reveal he would be going into surgery, filming himself dressed in a gown ahead of the procedure.

He undertook an arthroscopic procedure to clean up his lateral meniscus and remove a paralabral cyst.

Just after 3pm, Kyrgios again posted, saying the surgery was complete.

“I’ll be doing everything I can to get back to my best,” he wrote.

“To the real ones checking in and sending the vibes … I love you.”

Kyrgios fronted a media conference on January 16 where he explained he was suffering from a parameniscal cyst which was growing in his left meniscus as a result of a small tear in his lateral meniscus.

He said the Australian Open was one of the “most important tournaments” of his career and the decision to withdraw wasn’t easy.

“I’m obviously extremely disappointed,” he said before conceding it was simply bad timing.

Physiotherapist Will Maher told media Kyrgios had tried everything to be able to compete in the tournament.

He said the tennis star even attempted to drain the cyst just a week out from playing with hope it would relieve some pressure.

“We used the charity event against Novak as a gauge to see if he could compete at that highest level. He didn’t pull up great and he still tried to give himself every chance in the following days to have subsequent training,” Mr Maher said.

“But it was clear that with each passing session he was getting sorer and sorer.”

Mr Maher said he wanted to prevent Kyrgios – who would be heading back to Canberra for the surgery – from suffering from further injury.

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