Dominic Thiem’s wrist injury will cost the Austrian more than a month of tennis, with the No. 5 withdrawing on Thursday from Wimbledon plus clay events in Hamburg and Gstaad.
Thiem’s new Spanish management revealed the bad news only a few days after signing the defending US Open champion, whose main goal now has to be getting fit for his New York title defence starting in late August.
The injury which forced him to withdraw this week mid-match in Mallorca, was diagnosed as a ‘detachment of the posterior sheath of the ulnar side of the right wrist.”
Thiem joins a list of Wimbledon pullouts which also include Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka.
“I’m going to do everything the doctors say in order to recover as quickly as possible. They’ve informed me that I might be out for several weeks, but I will do my best to be back on court soon”, Thiem said .
“I’m really sorry for pulling out of the upcoming three tournaments I had in my calendar: Wimbledon, Hamburg and Gstaad. They are very important tournaments for me.
“I appreciate all the support from the fans in these difficult moments – I’m determined to come back stronger.”
The diagnosis was made by Nadal’s longtime Barcelona doctor Angel Ruiz Cotorro.
The 27-year-old is expected to wear a protective sleeve for up to five weeks and will undergo further scans to determine when rehab can begin.
Main photo:- Dominic Thiem crashed out of Roland Garros in first round. – by Roger Parker International Sports Fotos Ltd