A Foot Injury Derails Nick Kyrgios Tennis Comeback Plans: Forced to Withdraw from French Open

Nick Kyrgios in full flight in Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios's plans to return to the tennis circuit have been unexpectedly derailed by a freak foot injury, leading him to readjust his schedule and withdraw from the upcoming French Open.

Startling details have emerged, as The Canberra Times reveals that Kyrgios sustained the injury during a chaotic morning at his home in Canberra. Allegedly, a man threatened his mother, Nill, with a gun and proceeded to steal Kyrgios' Tesla. Amid the commotion, Kyrgios sustained a cut on his foot while trying to assist his family and track down the assailant. The incident left Kyrgios' family shaken and concerned about their safety, only realizing the seriousness of the foot injury later.

Manager Daniel Horsfall said the world No. 26 had hoped to increase his on-court training workload over the past three weeks, but the wound had not yet properly healed.

It forced Kyrgios to pull out of an exhibition match against Holger Rune in Denmark and the French Open, but he is hopeful he will be fit to play at Stuttgart from June 12 to launch the grasscourt season.

The foot injury setback continues Kyrgios' tough year, which started with knee surgery in January before the morning robbery earlier this month and the passing of his grandmother.