World number four Rune: I won’t return to the court until I’m completely ready
MOSCOW, September 17 – The fourth racket of the world, Dane Holger Rune, said that he would take a break from competitions until he fully recovers from a back injury.
Rune was injured during the clay portion of the season. The last time the 20-year-old Dane won was in July – in the third round of Wimbledon. He suffered seven defeats in a row.
“During the season on clay, a nerve was pinched in the fifth lumbar vertebra, it’s not very good. I know that it can be fixed, and now I’m going to devote time to it. This was a revelation for me – I have to pull myself together and take care of my health. I need to get my back under control so I can serve properly again. I will come back when I’m ready again. I don’t come back halfway,” Rune was quoted as saying by TV2.
Earlier, Rune’s manager and mother Aneke Rune reported that the tennis player was injured at the Masters tournament in Rome, and his performance at Roland Garros aggravated the injury. He experienced pain with every serve, and ibuprofen did not help relieve the inflammation. She also noted that the injury will not affect the Dane’s career in the long term.