Don't need wrist surgery, says Thiem

The 28-year-old Austrian had suffered the injury in June at the Mallorca Open which forced him to skip Wimbledon and didn't allow him to defend his US Open title last month.

FILE PHOTO: Dominic Thiem will not need surgery for the wrist injury he had sustained during the Mallorca Open in June.   -  Getty Images

World number eight Dominic Thiem said he will not require surgery for a wrist injury that has ruled him out for the rest of the season.

The 28-year-old suffered the injury in June at the Mallorca Open which forced him to skip Wimbledon and didn't allow him to defend his US Open title last month.

"I was in Belgium to decide if I need surgery on my wrist or not and luckily I have very, very good news. I won't need the surgery," the Austrian said on Twitter on Monday.

 

"It's really stable and it's looking good, my wrist. The next week I have to make it more flexible and strengthen my wrist, do everything to prepare to slowly start playing tennis again.

"I'm really looking forward to it. It's been a pretty long time without a racquet and I honestly miss it."

Thiem's best result this season was at the Madrid Open, where he reached the semi-finals.

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