Smart scheduling is ok, what concerns me is the amount of injuries time-outs are taking in the last couple of years, everyone seems to be dead in HC
True, but with respect to this particular injury, I don't think JWT called for any timeouts on it? He was feeling his abdominal area a few times during the Fed match, though. This leads me to conclude that whilst the injury was causing him some discomfort, it was one that he could "manage" and play through. Fair enough for a GS, but he's now decided that he's going to wait until he's feeling perfectly fine before coming back, which is great
Hopefully if more players take this path, we will have more short breaks from the game for some of these top players and less of the lingering, long term stuff (e.g. Nadal from last year).