The list of walking wounded now includes Roger Federer. The Australian Open champ withdrew from the Dubai tennis tournament earlier today due to a lung infection. ADHEREL
The Dubai website stated that Federer picked up the infection “last week”.
“He has got a lung infection,” said ATP official Stephen Duckett. “He saw a doctor and he was advised not to play for a fortnight.”
Federer follows the withdrawal of Andy Roddick who has been dealing with a bad shoulder. Rafael Nadal (knee) and Juan Martin Del Potro (wrist) are just a few of the other top name players already hit by injury this season.
Who’ll be the next to fall? It’s amazing to see this rash of injuries.
Federer will be replaced in the draw by Jan Hernych. His next appearance is scheduled for Indian Wells next month.
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Is lung infection a serious issue? Like mono or a physical injury? Is it just a ailment or it might recur?
February 21st, 2010 at 9:16 am