Elbow surgery: Anderson to be out for five weeks

2013-01-23 00:00

MELBOURNE — South African tennis star Kevin Anderson will be sidelined for at least five weeks following surgery to his right elbow.

The 26-year-old underwent surgery in Melbourne yesterday following his best showing as a professional in a grand slam since turning pro in 2007.

Anderson reached the fourth round on the Australian Open, losing to world number six Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in three sets on Sunday.

“I am undergoing a straightforward procedure to remove some loose bone fragments from my right elbow, which were discovered by MRI diagnosis during the Sydney International,” Anderson said yesterday.

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