American No. 1 John Isner suffered a knee injury late in the season but has since revealed that the injury is not serious and that he will not require surgery. While he is still in pain and has an issue with the knee cap, he has been informed that it will require physical therapy prior to returning to regular practice.
“This week is pretty important for me.” John said in an interview. “I had an MRI done and had people look at it. I’m not going to need surgery, but there is an issue under my kneecap. It’s about getting everything surrounding the knee stronger. It doesn’t bother me at all when I’m just walking around. But sometimes it hurts when I’m doing something strenuous. So I haven’t touched a racket for a while, but I am lifting some weights and doing some cardio on the bike.
It’s active rest, because when I take time off completely my body feels worse. And I can’t baby this (knee) forever. I need to push myself,”
Isner will be taking part in the Ebix Charity Challenge tournament in December. The fourth edition of the event will take place in Greensboro. Isner will be joined by retired tennis player and former number one Andy Roddick.