Surgery very “straightforward”

It’s good news from Sydney today as Mark came through his surgery with a positive outcome. Post-op Dr. Cross characterized the surgery as “straightforward” and that Mark should be back to competitive tennis in six to eight weeks. He said that Mark “had quite a large tear in the meniscus, and about 30% of it had folded back into the joint, which made it very painful.” Dr. Cross performed a lateral menisectomy and removed approximated one-third of the outter cartilege (a piece roughly 10mm by 3mm).