Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem has received the good news that he won’t have to undergo wrist surgery.
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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.
He said in a recent interview that the chances were “60/40” whether he’d have to undergo wrist surgery or not.
But Thiem provided an update on his return on Monday and it was good news for his fans.
“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,” he said on Twitter.
“It’s looking 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 really looking forward to it. It’s been a pretty long time without a racquet and I honestly miss it.”
His goal is to be ready to play at the 2022 Australian Open.
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