Kei Nishikori’s 2017 season is over because of his bad right wrist. In a statement via Eurosport, Nishikori heard a pop in his wrist during a practice session in Cincinnati. And unfortunately he has torn a tendon.
“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 finishes the season 30-13 with 0 titles and 0 finals. While ranked No. 9 now, he will finish no higher than Top 15, and perhaps out of the Top 20.
Nishikori joins Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka among the top players already done for the season.
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