“Miss the Tour”: Stan Wawrinka Shares an Update on Return From Latest Injury Setback
Though largely out of action this season on account of persistent injury episodes, veteran Swiss tennis star Stan Wawrinka has been working diligently behind the scenes to find his way back to fitness at the earliest.
Currently down to No. 30 in the singles rankings, the Swiss has hardly had any match time of note this season and nagging injury woes have seen him miss a host of marquee events in the recent weeks, including the French Open.
While the ongoing recovery process from the foot surgery has also ruled him out of the Wimbledon Championships this year, there is hope that he will be back to play for the flag at the Tokyo Olympics. Sharing an update on his injury status, the three-time Grand Slam champion said that he still doesn’t know how long the rehabilitation phase post his second surgery on the left foot is going to take.
Same place , different day , not where I wanted to be but still a smile on my face #iwillbeback #recovery #seeyousoon pic.twitter.com/PIyIFQa93t
— Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) June 21, 2021
Stan Wawrinka says he will visit his surgeon in the next few weeks
Wawrinka added that it’s early days post the surgery and he will visit his surgeon in the next few weeks and will take a call on his comeback date on the basis of the latter’s assessment of his rehabilitation.
“I honestly don’t know how long the rehab is going to take. It’s too close to the surgery. I will see the surgeon in about two to three weeks and we will take it from there,” the Swiss star said.
Stan Wawrinka: «I honestly don’t know how long the rehab is gonna take. It’s too close to the surgery. I will see the surgeon in about two or three weeks and we will take it from there.» #Wawrinka https://t.co/BqV2UWD1KJ
— Simon Häring (@_shaering) June 24, 2021
The 2014 Australian Open champion, who crashed out in the second round at Melbourne Park this year, last featured in the Qatar Open where he went down in the third round to South African Lloyd Harris.
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Wawrinka says he’ll do everything in his powers to return at the earliest
Not happy sitting on the sidelines, Wawrinka said that he is sorely missing the Tour and is determined to do everything in his powers to return fighting fit at the earliest.
He added that he has set himself a goal to work on getting back to shape over the next few months and make a comeback. “I miss the Tour, that’s why even after the second surgery on my left foot, it is my goal for the next few months to come back and get in shape,” the 2015 French Open champion said.
He said that life on the Tour is “very special” and one chooses it at a “very young age”.
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