I bump the old thread because I don't know where to post the news about his knee otherwise.
The French Tennis Mag always has a "Comment ça va?" rubric giving news about a player currently injured and this month it's about Gilles:
So, how are you?
Very well, even if it's never a good thing to be in this rubric. The knee is rather better than I thought. The medical images were looking rather better than after RG.
What's the problem exactly?
I have a quite old lesion in the patellar sinew and also an inflammation under the kneecap, a bit more into the leg, that's the part which hurts a lot. It's an area which takes a lot of time to heal up.
What are the possible treatments?
There's not much I can do, actually, because it's not a very vascular area. The treatments with cold or heat are no use because it's really deep in the leg.
What is your schedule now?
I'll take 2 weeks of complete rest and then I will start practicing gently to get ready for the 3 weeks in Asia. I will come back in Bangkok. After those 3 weeks, I'll see how the knee is doing.
The pain doesn't seem to be continuous?
Some days are tougher than others. Sometimes I can play completely normally, but it's a deceitful pain, it comes back out of the blue.