Raonic Absent for US Open Due to Wrist Injury

Published 08/24/2017, 6:00 AM EDT


Milos Raonic has joined a growing list of players not competing in the US Open due to injury. The Canadian confirmed that he had an ongoing pain on his left wrist so he withdrew from the tournament. Raonic is currently ranked 11th in the ATP rankings and withdrew from the Cincinnati Masters due to the same reason.

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“I have tried everything in my power to rehabilitate this injury in time for the US Open in order to play an event that is so truly special to me,” he said in an Instagram post. “However, the pain is too great and, in consultation with my doctors, I am left with no option but to withdraw from the event.” Raonic joins the likes of Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori on the sidelines. The Canadian is now fully focused on recovering his fitness and preparing for the next few weeks.

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He said that he had undergone a surgical procedure to remove parts of the bone that had been causing discomfort.

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