A knee injury is a big deal for most athletes, and Roger Federer is no exception. Understandably, he’s disappointed about not representing Switzerland in the Rio Olympics. Playing tennis is Federer’s job and proper rehabilitation so he can return to work is his priority.
Knee Injury Causes Roger Federer to Miss Rio 2016 Olympics
Swiss tennis great Roger Federer will miss the Olympics and the rest of the season with a knee injury.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion said he needs “more extensive rehabilitation” if he wants to prolong his career.
Federer, 34, had knee surgery in February before missing May’s French Open with a back problem.
“I am as motivated as ever and plan to put all my energy towards coming back strong, healthy and in shape to play attacking tennis in 2017,” he added.
“The doctors advised that if I want to play on the ATP World Tour injury free for another few years, as I intend to do, I must give both my knee and body the proper time to fully recover.” Full article at bbc.com
Proper knee injury recovery will put Federer at the top of his game. Athletes who prioritize game prep and recovery will likely have a long and successful career.