When Zverev rolled over in pain on the Roland Garros sand, many were unsure whether he'll ever be able to play tennis again. He was worried as well because the injury was quite horrific and the images captured on that day are still very fresh for most tennis fans.
Recovery was largely smooth except for a few low points which Zverev addressed in the Sky Sports interview:
"Definitely, I think there were a few of them. But the one was really when I thought I was healthy and when I thought I could come back in the Davis Cup. And the actual injury was also healed, but then I was told that the bones are not ready for the strain. Because I had extreme bone damage, had bone edema, and also a stress fracture in my bone at some point."
"That was a bit difficult for me mentally. Because then I had to start again and was told that now I can't do anything for 6 weeks. That was not so nice and not so easy. But when the accident happened, the first thought was, 'Your career is over. What if something is broken that you can never come back from or will never come back from?."