Updated: L’Equipe Report: Monfils’ Career May Be in Jeopardy
Update: Chamagne walked back his comments today, saying that Monfils is “fine,” and denying he ever said Monfils‘ career was over.
According to Eurosport, Chamagne is now optimistic that Monfils will be back on the court to train on Friday or Saturday of this week. He plans to finish out the season in Stockholm, Valencia, and Bercy while undergoing anti-inflammatory treatments.
According to a L’Equipe report, the knee injury that forced Gael Monfils to withdraw from Tokyo may put his career in jeopardy.
“If all turns wrong, it’s possible Gael played his last pro match,” Monfils‘ coach Patrick Chamagne told L’Equipe. “We have absolutely no idea if surgery will work or not.”
The knee problems stem from a childhood condition called bipartite patella, meaning the bones in his patella failed to fuse properly in early years.
As reported earlier, Monfils will visit a specialist to determine whether to have surgery, and Chamagne suggested they might solicit multiple doctors’ opinions.