Dominic Thiem out of Wimbledon and upcoming events after injury diagnosis
Dominic Thiem has announced his withdrawal from Wimbledon, as well as upcoming tournaments in Hamburg and Gstaad, in a statement on Twitter.
The world No. 4 will wear a wrist splint for five weeks and will not be able to compete for “several weeks” – casting doubt over his US Open participation.
The Austrian was forced to retire with a wrist injury when leading Adrian Mannarino 5-2 in the first set of his opening match at the Mallorca Championships on Tuesday.
The statement said: “Tests found that there is ‘detachment of the posterior sheath of the ulnar side of the right wrist’, an injury that will not allow him to compete in the circuit for several weeks.
— Dominic Thiem (@ThiemDomi) June 24, 2021
“Thiem will wear a wrist splint for 5 weeks before beginning a progressive process of specific, functional rehabilitation to regain mobility as well as muscle strength in his wrist and ultimately return to training on court.”
Thiem commented in the statement: “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 27-year-old has suffered a barrage of poor form, bad luck and injury troubles since claiming his first Grand Slam title back at the 2020 US Open.
He fell in the fourth round of the Australian Open in straight sets and went out in the first round at Roland Garros, historically his strongest Slam prior to his US Open triumph.
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