World number five Dominic Thiem has joined the league of players that have pulled out this year’s Wimbledon after pulling out Thursday due to wrist injury suffered in Mallorca .
Thiem retired from his opening match at the Mallorca Open on Tuesday in what was his first grasscourt event since Wimbledon two years ago.
He said in a statement on Twitter that scans found a “detachment of the posterior sheath of the ulnar side of the right wrist”.
“I’m going to do everything the doctors say in order to recover as quickly as possible. They’ve informed me that I might be out for several weeks, but I will do my best to be back on court soon,” the 27-year-old said.
“I’m really sorry for pulling out of the upcoming three tournaments I had in my calendar: Wimbledon, Hamburg and Gstaad. They are very important tournaments for me
“I appreciate all the support from the fans in these difficult moments — I’m determined to come back stronger.”
Thiem is the second top 10 player to pull out of Wimbledon after two-time champion Rafael Nadal said he was sitting out the tournament to rest after his French Open semi-final exit.