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Nieminen´s wrist requires a surgery

Dougie
05-08-2009, 05:55 AM
This was posted on a finnish news website this morning. Quick translation of the article:

"Jarkko Nieminen´s wrist requires an athrostopic operation. The doctors have examined the wrist he hurt playing in Tunis last week and have come to the conclusion that an operaton is necessary, and it is now scheduled for next monday. After the operation Nieminen will have to wear a cast for 5 weeks and he will be unable to hit a two handed backhand for approximately three months. How fast he will recover depends on the physiotherapy.

Nieminen is obviously very dissapointed. He said he was slowly getting his game back on track and was really looking forward to the upcoming tournaments. This injury came at the worst possible time, and now the worst case scenario is that he will miss all the remaning Grand Slams this year."

Wow, this really bad news for Jarkko. I hope he can stay positive, but it really happened at the worst possible time. Here is the link to the original article, if someone needs it:

http://www.mtv3.fi/urheilu/tennis/uutiset.shtml/arkistot/tennis/2009/05/874159

Action Jackson
05-08-2009, 07:39 AM
That's such bad luck for one of the most likable guys on tour.

Hope he can recovery quickly, but be smart about it and not rush any comeback.

MariaV
05-08-2009, 08:00 AM
Yeah, he is not the only one with bad luck but it totally sucks. :(

StanisKing
05-08-2009, 09:36 AM
Yes, absolutely one of the most likeable guys on tour. Never tried to be Elvis, always down to earth guy.

He should take protected ranking since it seems to me that he will be out until the end of the season.
3 months without racquet , requires at least 2 months of good preparing afterwards. I really hope he doesn't rush. The wrist should not be career threating injury, so better for him to be patient

Kolya
05-08-2009, 10:35 AM
Been downhill after Sydney.

miura
05-08-2009, 10:55 AM
Bad news :(

Action Jackson
05-08-2009, 11:03 AM
From his blog.

There has now been further examinations on my wrist. The specialists have now come to the conclusion that I will need surgery on my wrist. I will go into surgery on Monday. I will need to have the arm in a cast for 5 weeks and I will not be able to hit a two handed backhand until 3 months after surgery. Of course, that depends on how well the rehabilitation will go. I am obviously extremely disappointed. This injury could not have been prevented in any way so it was a question of really bad luck. Right now I am able to appreciate the many years I went without serious injuries. I am most upset about the timing of this injury.

This is the peak of the season. All the big tournaments are around the corner and I was also starting to play really well again in Tunisia after a weak spring season. I found in Tunisia what I was looking for, which was wins, confidence and the red thread of the game. I was looking forward to the big tournaments, maybe now more than ever. Now, in the worst case scenario, I will miss all the Grand Slams. There is, however, no way to personally decide or choose the timing of these incidents. I will return hungry and motivated and well trained. You need to see the bright side in situations like this. Now I am able to enjoy more than usually the company of my family and friends, the Finnish summer and rock-concerts.

kiwi10is
05-08-2009, 11:26 AM
Looks like he has the same injury that kept Nicolas Kiefer off the tour for 1 year. Poor boy

Dougie
05-08-2009, 01:06 PM
I´m sure he will recover, but maybe it would be a good idea to take the rest of the year off, and take his time. More than the physical side of it, I´m worried about the psychological effect of an injury that was caused by nothing more than a normal backhand. It might be difficult for Jarkko to really go for his shots after something like this.

Lee
05-08-2009, 03:13 PM
That's such bad luck for one of the most likable guys on tour.

Hope he can recovery quickly, but be smart about it and not rush any comeback.

+1

valexie03
05-08-2009, 04:09 PM
That's such bad luck for one of the most likable guys on tour.

Hope he can recovery quickly, but be smart about it and not rush any comeback.

Ditto :sad:

Eden
05-08-2009, 07:30 PM
Good and fully recovery to Jarkko. We have seen that wrist injuries need their time to heal. Nicolas Kiefer was forced out of the tour for over a year.

jmsx521
05-09-2009, 02:38 AM
Looks like he has the same injury that kept Nicolas Kiefer off the tour for 1 year. Poor boyAnd by coincidence they both use the same Wilson, don't they?

Roddickominator
05-09-2009, 03:18 AM
Can't believe this dickhead lost me $600 when he beat Djokovic. Good luck on the surgery and return Jarko.

jmsx521
05-09-2009, 03:32 AM
Now everyone that loses you money needs to be insulted? And what are you doing betting on what's going to happen in the future? That's one of the lowest things you can do in life... especially if you consider it a method for income! I was once in a hotel in Reno, and saw plenty of addicts in the lobby drooling over the slot machines all night long... only in the morning to realize how pathetic they were.

Jarkko is one of the most consistent baseline hitters and a real joy to watch on the practice courts: Hopefully he makes a return!

Hugh Jaas
05-09-2009, 03:35 AM
"Jarkko Nieminen´s wrist requires an athrostopic operation.


Too much porn for the The crazy finn.

Roddickominator
05-09-2009, 03:43 AM
Now everyone that loses you money needs to be insulted? And what are you doing betting on what's going to happen in the future? That's one of the lowest things you can do in life... especially if you consider it a method for income! I was once in a hotel in Reno, and saw plenty of addicts in the lobby drooling over the slot machines all night long... only in the morning to realize how pathetic they were.

Jarkko is one of the most consistent baseline hitters and a real joy to watch on the practice courts: Hopefully he makes a return!

Oh lighten up....I bet for fun with disposable income. Notice that I even wished him a good surgery and return...I don't hate Jarko.

kiwi10is
05-09-2009, 07:10 AM
And by coincidence they both use the same Wilson, don't they?

and they are friends...

but Kiwi hurt his wrist when he fell against a net pile at Roland Garros. Nothing to do with Wilson. Still it started the same way. Surgery by arthroscopy some weeks with a cast and then it turned into a horror szenario with a full surgery, not feeling his fingers anymore followed by a lot of terrible pain... Let's hope Nieminen will let out this part of the story and come back in a few months

Horatio Caine
05-09-2009, 09:21 AM
Gah, all the best Jarkko, and don't come back until you're 100% ready...it wouldn't be worth it.

Merton
05-09-2009, 09:24 AM
Terrible news, hope for a speedy and complete recovery.

GlennMirnyi
05-09-2009, 11:08 AM
Can't believe this dickhead lost me $600 when he beat Djokovic. Good luck on the surgery and return Jarko.

Serves you right for bettin' on 1.1 faves.

Action Jackson
07-17-2009, 05:27 AM
Jarkko has the cast off the wrist now and was at the DC tie which Finland won over Monaco. He has been able to hit some balls.

I have often heared the question "why don't you learn to serve like Roddick"? It would be the same to ask him why he doesn't hit his backhand like I do. It's not that simple. It's not only a question of will or practising the stroke. Some strokes are always more natural, even for the best ones. Backhand, over all ground strokes, have always been the most natural for me. After a longer break from playing I can always hit ground strokes, also volleys quite well, but it takes a few days to start serving well. The quality of my serve varies more than my other strokes, that's why I also have to practise that more than the other strokes.

duong
07-17-2009, 07:41 AM
I´m sure he will recover, but maybe it would be a good idea to take the rest of the year off, and take his time.

anyway not playing a backhand during next 3 months, that clearly leads him not to play anymore this season except maybe one challenger like Helsinki in the end of the year.

Sapeod
07-17-2009, 08:33 AM
anyway not playing a backhand during next 3 months, that clearly leads him not to play anymore this season except maybe one challenger like Helsinki in the end of the year.
He can always slice his backhand with one hand :shrug: That won't help him any, but at least he'll be able to something woth his backhand then.

Anywa get your arm better soon Jarkko :hug:

Smasher
07-17-2009, 09:13 AM
Jarkko is still aiming to be back in the USO. Luckily he has been able to train everything else except the backhand for quite a while now

I was watching him practising during the DC tie against Monaco last weekend with other finnish players and at the end of a session he wanted to hit few backhands with the finnish team captain.

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I believe it was one of the first times he hit it after the surgery. You can hear him saying at one point in finnish, that this is pretty much the maximum pace he dares and is able to hit it at the moment.

Action Jackson
07-17-2009, 09:22 AM
He really should stay 6 months out and take the protected ranking, maybe play the Davis Cup against Cyprus if possible at best.

Labamba
07-17-2009, 10:48 AM
anyway not playing a backhand during next 3 months, that clearly leads him not to play anymore this season except maybe one challenger like Helsinki in the end of the year.

that was in May

If everything goes well, he should be able to hit close to normal within a month or so.

Sheepy
07-17-2009, 11:20 AM
Jarkko :sad: Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

Kolya
07-17-2009, 11:49 AM
Get well soon Jarkko!

Henry Chinaski
07-17-2009, 01:35 PM
sounds like nieminen could be finnish

Satsuma
07-17-2009, 02:01 PM
Hopefully he will have surgery on his whole game while he is away.

jole
07-17-2009, 02:19 PM
I have/had this injury from my two-handed backhand. It is not good.

Lee
07-17-2009, 03:38 PM
He really should stay 6 months out and take the protected ranking, maybe play the Davis Cup against Cyprus if possible at best.

agree

fast_clay
07-17-2009, 04:30 PM
sounds pretty philosophical in his blog and that can mean he'll have a chance of viewing as a blessing in disguise in time... which i think is the best way to heal - as in, find the other parts of life that he might not have otherwise been able to access at this point in his life...

iSzavay.
07-18-2009, 03:16 AM
Lots of bad news for Scandinavians lately it seems like :unsure: Jarkko :scared: get better soon!

Labamba
08-22-2009, 12:13 AM
*update*

After almost 4 months away from the tour, Jarkko will make his comeback next week in New Haven. He plays Paul Capdeville in the 1st round. Jarkko writes about it in his latest blog update (http://www.jarkkonieminen.fi/blog.php):

Back on tour! It's about 4 months from the surgery and I'm ready to compete again. I'm in New Haven getting ready for the tournament. I'm so happy and excited! I have had a great summer, different to the past ones but it has been great fun. Still it's a wonderful feeling to be on the road again, being able to compete against the best ones.

I have no pain in my wrist and although the muscles are still weaker than before, I'm able to hit normal backhands. In a few weeks time I should have full strength back in my arm. Otherwise physically and mentally I feel great. I try to play as much against the top players as possible during the next days. I have to get used to the match rhythm again.

...

Action Jackson
08-22-2009, 01:40 PM
Good to see him back, hope the wrist holds up.

Tennisman82
08-22-2009, 02:53 PM
Wrist injuries are common for athletes. Glad he’s back, and hope it doesn’t cause further problems.

Tennisman82.

Kolya
08-22-2009, 03:23 PM
Good luck Jarkko-man!