Just a few days ago Dominic Thiem was seen training without the splint on his right wrist and a glimmer of hope appeared in the face of his title defense at the US Open. However, the injury suffered in Mallorca, He needs more recovery time than expected and in a statement via social networks he assured that his discomfort did not disappear completely and, therefore, he must miss the remainder of the season.
Even when it comes to numbers, With the points that he will lose, he will be very close to leaving the Top 10 at the end of the year.
Statement from Dominic Thiem:
“Hello everyone, I wanted to update you on what my injury is and let you know that, unfortunately, I have to get off the US Open and I will miss everything that remains of 2021. I am very disappointed that I cannot defend my title in New York, but I have not recovered from the injury I suffered. In mallorca. In the past six weeks, I have followed medical advice, wearing the splint and exercising to stay in shape. My recovery was going well, but in the past week, hitting a ball, I felt pain again. Doctors told me that my wrist needed more time and we all agreed to be conservative and give it more time to recover. I will wear the splint again for a couple more weeks and by then I will be back to racquet training. It is a very difficult decision, But I know what to do I still have a very long race ahead of me and it is important not to run and take risks. Hope you understand. I appreciate the support you are giving me. It means a lot to me and gives me a lot of strength and it helps me stay positive in this difficult time. “