A new name has been added to those who put an end to their season because of a severe injury: Kei Nishikori. The Japanese’s management team has announced the news this Wednesday:
“Two days ago during practice in Cincinnati, Kei hit a serve and heard a ‘pop’ in his wrist. We went straight to the hospital to take an MRI. Yesterday, we went to see a very renowned wrist specialist, who works with many of the MLB baseball pitchers.
“We saw another specialist today to get a second opinion. On top of that we have sent MRI results to three other wrist specialists to ensure we get several independent opinions from specialists. After consulting with all of them, it has become clear that Kei has a tear in one of the tendons in the right wrist.
“At this stage, we have elected not to do surgery and Kei is in a cast. After the swelling comes down in the next weeks, we will evaluate next steps. Kei will withdraw from all the 2017 tournaments and work hard to be ready for next year.”
Nishikori joins Djokovic and Wawrinka
Kei Nishikori is the third top player to pull the plug on 2017, after Novak Djokovic (elbow) and Stan Wawrinka (knee).
The Swiss even had his second surgery on Tuesday:
Not the place I wanted to be 🤒but 2nd surgery went well 😓😅! That’s mean I can start my preparation 🕺🏻… 2018 see you soon🎉! Thanks to all- pic.twitter.com/wGgrZpiwa6
— Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) August 15, 2017
We are still expecting news from Andy Murray, whose Wimbledon ended following a severe hip injury and who has not played since his quarter-final defeat at The Championships.
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