Cape Town - Having undergone full surgery to repair multiple
tears in his knee, Wayde van Niekerk is already on the road to recovery after
tackling his first rehabilitation session.
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Van Niekerk had a successful operation on medial and lateral tears of the
meniscus in his right knee, as well as his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), at
Steadman Clinic in Colorado on Tuesday.
"We are pleased to have received positive news from the doctor, who
says the operation went well," said Peet van Zyl of In-Site Athlete
"Wayde had his first rehab session on Wednesday and it went well."
It was revealed on Tuesday that the 400m world record holder would be out of
action for at least six months and would miss the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast in Australia due to the injury.