South African tennis star Lloyd Harris has announced that he will miss the remainder of the 2022 ATP season due to surgery on his right wrist.
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“Hi guys just wanted to let you know that I decided to do surgery yesterday on my right wrist and that everything went really well,” Harris wrote on Instagram on Friday.
“I have been struggling with severe pain over the last couple [of] months which has not allowed me to be near my best so surgery was my best and only option.
“I will unfortunately be out until 2023 but I am confident that I will return being super healthy, motivated and eager to achieve my goals. Big thanks to my doctor, my team, sponsors, family and friends and everyone for your messages and support! Can’t wait to be back on court and enjoy the sport we all love so much!”
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The 25-year-old Capetonian has struggled in 2022, boasting an unimpressive win-loss record of 7-14.
Lloyd Harris has dropped in the rankings
He is currently ranked 47th in the ATP rankings.
Harris will miss next week’s Wimbledon as well as the year’s final Grand Slam, the US Open, in August-September.
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