Kyle Edmund
Edmund doesn't want to risk missing the rest of the grass seasonGetty Images

Kyle Edmund has withdrawn from the French Open due to a stomach injury.

The 20-year-old English tennis player claimed his first career win in the main draw of a Grand Slam after beating Stephane Robert of France on Monday (25 May).

He was scheduled to face Australia's Nick Kyrgios in the second round on Thursday (28 May).

But after undergoing a scan on Wednesday (27 May) and seeking medical advice, he has decided to withdraw from Roland Garros to avoid aggravating the injury and putting his participation in the rest of the grass season in jeopardy.

"Unfortunately I have had to withdraw from my second round match here at Roland Garros due to an abdominal injury," Edmund tweeted.

"On doctors advice and to avoid making the injury worse I have withdrawn to recover and prepare for the grass.

"Would just like to thank everyone for the support."

Great Britain's other hopefuls Andy Murray and Heather Watson are also in action on Thursday (28 May). Murray takes on Joao Sousa in his second round match and will come up against Edmund's would-be opponent Kyrgios in the third round.

And after seeing off Mathilde Johansson on Monday (25 May), Watson now faces the challenge of 22-year-old Sloane Stephens, who upset Venus Williams beating her in her first round win.