Nick Kyrgios will not be able to play in the French Open due to a foot injury sustained during an alleged robbery at his home, according to his agent.
Kyrgios, 28, has yet to play this year after undergoing knee surgery in January.
“With all the things that happened, Nick cut the side of his left foot. We don’t know how,” his agent Daniel Horsfall told Reuters.
Horsfall suggested Kyrgios may have hurt himself as he rushed home after hearing his mother in distress.
A man later arrested in relation to the incident.
Describing Kyrgios’ discomfort, Horsfall added: “He can’t slide, can’t go on the court because every time he puts a shoe on it moves and it [the cut] will open again..
“His knee, as far as we know, is actually in great shape, the surgery is going well.
“His strength is at an extraordinary level. It was only when we came to the last point of that rehab, the on-court loading, this freak accident happened.”
Horsfall added that the injury set Kyrgios back “about two and a half weeks”.
Kyrgios tweeting that he’s “only human” above a link to a story about his withdrawal from Roland Garros, where he hasn’t played since 2017.
Horsfall added that Kyrgios is expected to be fit for the grass-court season, including Wimbledon where he lost in the final to Novak Djokovic last year.
The French Open takes place from 28 May-11 June.