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Kyrgios Out For A Month

Recurrence of a cranky elbow injury will sideline Nick Kyrgios for a month.

The Brisbane champion announced he's been diagnosed with a posterior impingement and ulnar nerve irritation in his right elbow.

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Kyrgios took a cortisone shot for elbow pain and has been advised to take a month off to strengthen the elbow before returning.

"I have been advised to stop playing through it," Kyrgios posted on Instagram. "After thorough investigations and careful consideration I have had a corticosteroid injection to settle the pain and inflammation.

"Now to maximize my recovery I have to build the strength needed to compete at my best over the next month, ensuring I have confidence in my elbow before returning."

Roland Garros begins on May 27th putting Kyrgios' status for the clay-court Grand Slam in doubt.

The 22-year-old Aussie opened the season winning his fourth career title, and first on home soil, in Brisbane before reaching the Australian Open fourth round.

Since falling to Grigor Dimitrov in Melbourne, Kyrgios has been plagued by the elbow issue that's limited him to just four tournament this season.

Shaking out his elbow at times on court, Kyrgios fell to Alexander Zverev in the Miami round of 16 then bowed to Ivo Karlovic in the Houston quarterfinals last week.

Photo credit: Brisbane International