Kosmos Tennis Press Release, August 18, 2021
Dominic Thiem, the US Open defending champion, has confirmed today that he has withdrawn from this year’s tournament and will miss the rest of the 2021 season.
The World No. 6 has not yet recovered from the ‘detachment of the posterior sheath of the ulnar side of the right wrist’ that he suffered in June while playing in the Mallorca Open.
— Dominic Thiem (@ThiemDomi) August 18, 2021
“Having spent a week training on court, I still felt pain in my wrist and I knew that it was not 100%. I went to see my doctors again and we have decided to follow a conservative treatment, giving the injury more time to recover. I’m very disappointed not to be able to defend my US Open title and to miss the rest of the season. But I know this is what I have to do. I have a long career ahead of me, so I will only come back once I’m fully recovered and in good shape to compete,” said the world No 6.
Thiem will wear a wrist splint for six more weeks, before beginning a progressive process of specific, functional rehabilitation to regain mobility, as well as muscle strength in his wrist and ultimately return to training on court.
In the meantime, he will train with his new fitness coach, Jez Green, who has officially joined the Thiem team.