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Djokovic injury not serious


 

Originally published on: 09/04/13 00:00

The world No.1 rolled his ankle in the early stages of his 7-5 6-7(4) 6-1 6-0 win over Sam Querrey, but played through the pain to help Serbia reach the semi-finals for a third time in four years.

Djokovic expressed fears over the extent of the injury, but although he could be forced to miss next week’s Monte Carlo Masters, a scan has revealed no long-term damage to the joint.

"The world's top player has undergone an MRI examination this morning which revealed no structural damage to the joint capsule and ligaments,” read a statement on Djokovic’s official website.

“A joint structures strain requires therapy and strict rest in the following days. Depending on the recovery, a decision will be made on Nole's participation at the upcoming tournament in Monte Carlo."

"Injuries are part of the sport and you try to avoid them as an athlete as much as you can," Djokovic said after his win over Querrey in Boise, Idaho.

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