After withdrawing from this week's Italian Open, Milos Raonic will undergo surgery to repair a nerve issue in his right foot. Raonic plans to have the surgery as soon as possible in France this week. Doctors have estimated a recovery time of one to two weeks. The Canadian, ranked No. 6, is now in a race against the clock to be ready for the French Open, which begins in two weeks. Raonic made the quarterfinals of the tournament last year.
I will be undergoing surgery to repair a nerve in my right foot. I withdrew from Rome to be ready to compete as soon as possible.— Milos Raonic (@milosraonic) May 9, 2015
According to his spokesman, Raonic began feeling pain in his foot during training before the Monte Carlo Masters, but the injury isn't structural and only involves the nerve. The injury forced him to retire in the Monte Carlo quarterfinals to Tomas Berdych and he subsequently withdrew from the Barcelona Open. Raonic hoped that treatment and rest would heal the damage but the pain continued last week at the Madrid Open. He was able to win his first two matches but looked in visible pain in a 6-4, 7-5 loss to Andy Murray in the quarterfinals.