After poor showings at the Laver cup and the US Open, popular player Nick Kyrgios has decided to take treatment for his knee.

The 26-year old has been struggling with “jumpers knee,” which has been causing him pain as he plays.

Of late the Australian has constantly hinted at retirement, most recently at the Laver cup, saying; “As I said, you know, I’m not going to say it’s my last Laver Cup, but I don’t know how much longer I’ll be around, you know, tennis, so it was just great.”

“As long as I’m on the court, I will try and give my best, but I’m not going to lie and say that I’m going to plan to play four or five more years on tour. That’s just not me.”

This is amongst statements that he “does not love tennis.” Now Kyrgios has made a decision that will potentially prolong his career.

“Hey guys, over the last couple months, I haven’t been near 100% healthy,” Kyrgios wrote 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 setbacks.”

“I’ve chosen to fly back to Australia to reassess and am planning to get PRP 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.”

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