An MRI on Dominic Thiem's right ankle has shown that he has suffered a bone marrow edema and has accumulated lots of fluid. World No. 6 Thiem injured his ankle during his round-three clash at the Indian Wells Masters. The Austrian initially tried to play through the pain but was eventually forced to retire the match.
Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas broke Thiem to open up a 3-6 6-4 4-2 lead when the Austrian quit the match. Thiem, 24, won't be playing at the upcoming Miami Masters. "We have to watch and treat the injury for a week now and then you can estimate how long that will take," coach Gunter Bresnik revealed.
Back-to-back French Open semi-finalist Thiem will certainly be hoping to be ready in time for the clay season. It remains to be seen will the Austrian play at the first clay Masters 1000 event of the season - - Monte Carlo Masters -- which starts on 15 April.