Jenson Brooksby undergoes second wrist surgery

Jenson Brooksby has not played since the Australian Open

by Jovica Ilic
Jenson Brooksby undergoes second wrist surgery

Two months after arthroscopic left wrist surgery, the young American Jenson Brooksby underwent another on his right wrist. Like in March with the first, Dr. Steven Shin took care of the second surgery, and Jenson hopes to fully recover and start practicing soon.

The American mentioned his left wrist, saying it responds well, hoping for the same with the right one. Jenson hopes to hit the court as soon as possible and work on his game and improvements ahead of his return. Brooksby has been dealing with his troubled wrists for two years, and things worsened in the second part of 2022.

The young gun beat three rivals in Auckland at the start of 2023 and reached the semi-final. Jenson met Cameron Norrie in a battle for the final and struggled to hit his backhand correctly in the second set, using slice and experiencing a 6-3, 6-4 loss.

Jenson Brooksby underwent surgeries on both wrist within two months.

Brooksby did not hit his backhand until the final day of the Australian Open preparation. He would have retired if he did not have to miss the season's first Major in 2022 as well due to the positive coronavirus test.

Jenson took down Christopher O'Connell in the first round and stunned world no. 3 Casper Ruud in the second. The 22-year-old American defeated the Norwegian 6-3, 7-5, 6-7, 6-2 to reach the third round on his debut. Brooksby fell to Tommy Paul in the third round and returned to the United States.

He visited Dr. Shin in Los Angeles before embracing practice sessions in Florida. After seeing another doctor, Jenson returned to California and underwent the first surgery. Two months later, the young gun fixed his left wrist, hoping to compete injury-free once he returns.

"Hi all, I underwent a successful arthroscopic right wrist surgery this morning to fix my dislocated tendon. Thank you to Dr. Shin and his team @Kerlan Jobe for their care and guidance. My left wrist has been responding well, and rehab is going.

Surgery on the right wrist was the best route for me to get back on the court 100%. I have been playing with heavily taped wrists since the second half of 2022, so this was not something new. The last few months have been tough, and I know the next few weeks will present challenges.

I'm excited to return to training and work on improving areas of my game, including my serve. I do not have a fixed date for return to competition, but we will do everything to put me in the best position to succeed. Thank you for the good wishes, and I will be back," Jenson Brooksby said.

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