Austria's number one gave the all-clear after an endurance test on Monday. The aim is the Australian Open.
Tennis star Dominic Thiem is spared an operation on his right wrist. “There is very, very good news. I won't need an operation. The wrist has healed well, it looks stable and good, ”announced Thiem in a Twitter video published on Monday evening.
He will use the next few weeks to further mobilize the joint and strengthen the muscles, and then slowly start again with light tennis training. “I can hardly wait to finally pick up the bat after such a long time,” emphasized the 28-year-old. So he can hope for a comeback in January at the Australian Open. Thiem recently announced that if there was no intervention, he would start again with punch training in November.
Too early return
Thiem suffered a tear in the tendon sheath and the associated capsule in his right wrist at the Wimbledon preparatory tournament in Mallorca on June 22nd and has not played a match since then. In the meantime, an early return to training threw him back again. Most recently, Thiem had said that there had been a mistake in rehabilitation that made his hoped-for participation in the US Open impossible and resulted in the premature end of the season. The Lower Austrian, who had now fallen back to eighth place in the world rankings, parted ways with his long-time physiotherapist Alex Stober.
The stress test that was carried out on Monday as announced now brought the certainty that he does not have to go under the knife. The 2020 US Open winner will give more information about his plans next Monday at a press conference.
– Dominic Thiem (@ThiemDomi) October 4, 2021
Ofner out of action
Meanwhile, Austria's number four for the Davis Cup in Innsbruck had to cancel: The 25-year-old Styrian Sebastian Ofner is out for two to three months due to persistent pain, he had to undergo an operation on his left foot.