‘I heard it crack’ – Dominic Thiem’s Wimbledon participation in doubt after picking up wrist injury

Dominic Thiem in action

There is a big injury cloud hanging over Dominic Thiem ahead of Wimbledon after the Austrian was forced to retire with a wrist injury from the Mallorca Open.

Playing in his first match since being dumped out in the first round of the French Open by Pablo Andujar, Thiem made an excellent start to his grass-court campaign as he found himself 5-2 up against Adrian Mannarino.

However, the reigning US Open champion injured his right wrist while playing a forehand shot in game eight and called for the trainer and revealed he “heard it crack”.

After receiving on-court treatment, the world No 5 decided to retire instead of potentially worsening the injury and is set to go for an MRI.

His physiotherapist Alex Stober later revealed to Krone.at that the best case scenario is “just a twist”.

“At the moment, one can only guess. He sustained a wrist injury, a kind of twist,” he said. “Cracking is never a good sign. Let’s hope that it was just a twist in the wrist, with the carpal bone maybe a slight capsule injury.”

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