Dominic Thiem reveals chances of him being forced to undergo surgery

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Dominic Thiem reveals chances of him being forced to undergo surgery

Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem hopes his wrist will react well after he takes the splint off as he would like to avoid a surgery. Thiem, who suffered a wrist injury at the start of the grass season at the Mallorca Open, put an end to his 2021 season in August.

Thiem is hoping to be able to return to training in November and be ready to play in January. If he undergoes a surgery, those plans will fall apart. "In 4 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,” Thiem said. “Chances are 60/40”.

Thiem now at peace

“Now I’m actually better than before because there is now complete clarity,” Thiem said. “I now have a precise timetable for what the next weeks and months will look like. “The US Open and the rest of the season was in the back of my mind and I really wanted to do it.

It just came too early, I paid a little the price for not having any experience with injuries like this. I wanted a little too early too much." Thiem, the 2020 US Open champion, was hoping to play at the US Open. Unfortunately, a mistake in the recovery process happened and that resulted in Thiem calling it a season in August.

"Unfortunately as you all know, I picked up a freak injury in the build up to Wimbledon. I worked hard with the wrist specialists and my team to agree the best recovery plan. In hindisght, during this recovery process, an unfortunate mistake resulted in me missing not only the US Open, but ultimately the rest of the season," Thiem said last week.