Thiem says he does not want wrist surgical procedure


Oct 5 (Reuters) – World quantity eight Dominic Thiem stated he won’t require surgical procedure on a wrist damage that has dominated him out for the remainder of the season.

The 28-year-old suffered the damage in June on the Mallorca Open and needed to skip Wimbledon and was unable to defend his U.S. Open title final month.

“I was in Belgium to decide if I need surgery on my wrist or not and luckily I have very, very good news. I won’t need the surgery,” the Austrian stated on Twitter on Monday.

“It’s really stable and it’s looking good, my wrist. The next week I have to make it more flexible and strengthen my wrist, do everything to prepare to slowly start playing tennis again.

“I’m actually wanting ahead to it. It’s been a reasonably very long time with no racquet and I actually miss it.”

Thiem’s best result this season was at the Madrid Open, where he reached the semi-finals.

Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - May 30, 2021 Austria's Dominic Thiem reacts in action during his first round match against Spain's Pablo Andujar REUTERS/Christian Hartmann