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Wrist injury diagnosis deals Dominic Thiem Wimbledon blow, but no major damage detected

Dominic Thiem dejected French Open

Dominic Thiem appears to have been forced out of Wimbledon due to a reported "tendon sheath injury".

The US Open champion has endured a difficult year so far, failing to go further than the fourth round of the Australian Open and crashing out of Roland Garros in round one.

He was optimistic he had rediscovered some form in practice ahead of grass season, but was forced to retire in Mallorca after sustaining the injury.

"Yesterday during the match I had a problem with my wrist," Thiem said after the match.

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"I went immediately to do an MRI at the hospital in Palma de Mallorca. The results weren't that clear and I have decided to go to Barcelona to check with a specialist."

Now, however, APA report he has been diagnosed with a tendon sheath injury, and told he requires 10-days rest minimum which would rule him out of the Championships.

However, should that injury be confirmed, it would mean he should be able to defend his US Open title in August.

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