Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem says the chances are 60/40 whether he’ll have to undergo wrist surgery or not.
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The 2020 US Open champion injured his wrist at the grass court Mallorca Open in June and it forced him to prematurely end his season.
His goal is to return to training in November and be ready to play at the 2022 Australian Open.
However, it recently came to light that Thiem may require surgery which could further delay his comeback.
In a latest update on his condition, Thiem said he faces an anxious wait over the next few weeks on whether he needs to go under the knife – which could leave him on the sidelines for a further six months.
Thiem currently sports a splint on his right hand, with tennis out the question. The tendon sheath on his right wrist is believed to be healing slowly and doctors will soon proved more clarity
“In four days, I will take the splint off. I’ll use my wrist as normally as possible for a week. On the 4th of October, I’ll have heavy wrist tests. If the ligament remains stable, I’ll start playing tennis. If it pops out again I’ll have to have surgery. Chances are 60/40,” Thiem said.
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