Nick Kyrgios suffers spider bite but plans to defend Brisbane International title
Last Updated: 28/12/18 3:04pm
Nick Kyrgios remains set to defend his Brisbane International title despite suffering a spider bite over Christmas.
Organisers are confident the Australian's plans will not be derailed ahead of the season-opening tournament beginning on Sunday.
Kyrgios, world No 35, posted a short video on Instagram showing him with what appeared to be a drip in his arm and being treated by medics.
"Got a spider bite on my foot. Christmas different every year," Kyrgios said.
"This spider bite outta contro," a caption in a later video said.
Reports in the Australian press said Kyrgios had to be treated in a Canberra hospital.
Should Kyrgios be able to recover in time to make his season bow then he will join a strong field which includes Rafael Nadal and the returning former world No 1 Andy Murray.
Krygios' 2018 season was cut short due to an elbow injury that saw him pull out of the Kremlin Cup in October.
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