‘I had to have an additional quick arthroscopic procedure on my right knee,’ says Federer in statement on his Twitter

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer on Wednesday announced he would miss the remainder of the year after suffering a setback during his initial rehabilitation from surgery on his right knee last February.

“A few weeks ago, having experienced a setback during my initial rehabilitation, I had to have an additional quick arthroscopic procedure on my right knee,” Federer, 38, said on Twitter.

“Now, much like I did leading up to the 2017 season, I plan to take the necessary time to be 100% ready to play at my highest level.”

The 20-time Grand Slam winner said he looks forward to return to the court at the beginning of 2021 season.

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