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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday June 24, 2021

Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem has been forced to pull out of Wimbledon after suffering a wrist injury in Mallorca.

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A wrist injury has forced Dominic Thiem to withdraw from Wimbledon, and has suddenly put the rest of his summer in jeopardy, including his US Open title defense. The Austrian, who injured his right wrist on Wednesday at the Mallorca Open, during round of 16 action with France’s Adrian Mannarino, underwent an MRI that was inconclusive, before heading to Barcelona to consult with dr. Angel Ruiz Cotorro.

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Thiem’s team released a statement revealing details of the injury and a possible timeline for return on Thursday.

“After being forced to retire from his opening match at the Mallorca Open on Tuesday due to an injury to his right wrist, Dominic Them travelled to Barcelona and underwent further medical examinations,” the statement read. “Tests found that there is a “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. Thiem will wear a wrist splint for five 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 will follow doctor’s order and undergo further tests to determine if and when he will be able to return to competition.


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“Dr. Angel Ruiz Cotorro and his medical team will supervise the progress of the injury, as Theim will undergo further MRI scans and tests, and will decide when the player is fit to return to competition,” the statement read.

“I am 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,” said Thiem in a 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.”


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