Nick Kyrgios heads home for treatment on knee injury and hopes to be 100 per cent by Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios with a towel

Nick Kyrgios has returned to Australia to undergo treatment on his problematic knee with the world No 96 revealing “I haven’t been near 100% healthy” for the past few months.

The Australian has only played in a handful of tournaments this year with an abdominal injury forcing him to retire from his Wimbledon third-round match and a knee injury resulting in him withdrawing from the Winston-Salem Open ahead of the US Open.

After losing in the first round at Flushing Meadows, Kyrgios returned to action at the Laver Cup the past weekend – losing his singles and doubles matches as Team World went down 14-1 against Team Europe.

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Kyrgios has now confirmed that he needs to start rehab in order to be fit for next year’s Australian Open.

“Hey guys, over the last couple months, I haven’t been near 100% healthy,” he revealed on his Instagram Story.

“I’ve been dealing with left knee patella tendinopathy, and continuing to play without fully treating it can lead to further pain and greater set backs.”

He added: “I’ve chosen to fly back to Australia to reassess and am planning to get platelet-rich plasma therapy treatment to settle down and rehab my knee.

“I’m disappointed as it has kept me from playing my best tennis and hopefully with everything going smoothly I will be back to 100 per cent by the Australian Open.”