Injured Kyle Edmund: I hope I will be fit for Wimbledon

Shahida Jacobs
Kyle Edmund

It’s very much a case of wait and see for Kyle Edmund ahead of Wimbledon after he was forced to retire from his French Open second-round match due to injury.

The British No 1 struggled during first-round win over Jeremy Chardy and his knee injury once again flared up in the match against Pablo Cuevas on Thursday.

He eventually retired while 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 2-1 down against the Uruguayan, and revealed it is a complex injury.

“I just wasn’t happy with my knee. Best not to carry on and play with it anymore,” he said.

“I have been dealing with it quite a while. It has been an issue for a while. It fluctuates. Some days it feels ok. Some days it is a little bit worse. It can fluctuate between tournaments and weeks.

“The body is very complex. Sometimes it does not make sense what happens. It is what it is. You kinda just get on with it.

“You can moan about it all you want and feel sorry for yourself but no-one else is going to feel sorry for you.”

Wimbledon is just over a month away, but he will have a week off before he can turn his full attention to the grass-court season to see if he will be ready to compete at the All England Club this year.

He added: “I hope I will be fit for Wimbledon.

“But I don’t know what will be when I go from the clay to the grass. We will see.”

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