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So, where is Kei Nishikori?

*bunny*
05-25-2009, 10:11 AM
I posted this on Kei's forum but am posting on GM to for those who may be interested.

Nishikori has returned to Japan and held a press conference today (May 25), revealing that a recent MRI scan at an elbow specialist in New York found a small stress fracture deep in his elbow.
He will stay at his parents' house in Shimane for a while and aim at returning to tour at USO.
He said it really let him down when he learned about the fracture after going through eight weeks of intensive rehabs. He also felt realy bad and angry but all he can do now is rest.:sad:

It's become an year of patience for him, but I wish him steady recovery and hope to see him fit again some time this year. :hug:

I'll post news sources in English later when they become available but at the moment there are only Japanese sources.
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/sports/news/20090525-OYT1T00544.htm?from=navlp
http://mainichi.jp/enta/sports/graph/2009/0525/?link_id=REH05
http://www.asahi.com/sports/update/0525/TKY200905250262.html

oranges
05-25-2009, 10:22 AM
Good luck to him, hopefully he won't be plagued by injuries this much in the future.

Certinfy
05-25-2009, 10:27 AM
Noooooooooooo =(

asmazif
05-25-2009, 11:09 AM
Goddammit

Jimnik
05-25-2009, 11:13 AM
Looks like my worst fears have come true. A career plagued with injuries.

jitterbug
05-25-2009, 11:17 AM
Wow, rotten luck, Kei! :eek: Best wishes for his recovery.

pica_pica
05-25-2009, 11:21 AM
:crying2:

Wish you a speedy recovery, Kei :hug:

finishingmove
05-25-2009, 11:47 AM
damn..

HattonWBA
05-25-2009, 12:03 PM
Really hope he can stay injury free when he gets back because his talent is amazing.

CooCooCachoo
05-25-2009, 12:19 PM
Unlucky guy :(

hcfoo
05-25-2009, 03:48 PM
Oh no, that's the last thing his fans would want to know. Hope he'll recover fast.

Johnny Groove
05-25-2009, 04:10 PM
He's only 19, he's got plenty of time to recover and have an awesome career.

All the best.

Horatio Caine
05-25-2009, 04:11 PM
Oh man. :sad:

All the best Kei, and don't come back until you're ready.

BaselineSmash
05-25-2009, 04:47 PM
Regrettable -he's the kind of player the tour needs.

I do wonder if his arm is going to hold up with all the strain he puts on it with that somewhat unorthodox forehand technique.

alfonsojose
05-25-2009, 04:51 PM
Regrettable -he's the kind of player the tour needs.

I do wonder if his arm is going to hold up with all the strain he puts on it with that somewhat unorthodox forehand technique.

My toughts exactly. His forehand is fugly and dangerous.

Deboogle!.
05-25-2009, 05:14 PM
yikes, out all the way til the USO? that sucks :(

but-it's-ok
05-25-2009, 06:37 PM
So:sad:for Kei,he's having such unbelieveable bad luck with injuries:awww:. I hope that when he returns to tennis,he'll have no more injuries thereafter.

Proton21
05-25-2009, 06:43 PM
Well, coming back in time for USO is still doubtful as official announcement says he'll be out for 2-3 months. If he's out through late September, he should be able to come back with protective ranking?...I believe...and that might be better if he did so.

PinkFeatherBoa
05-25-2009, 07:44 PM
Such a shame. Hope Kei has a speedy recovery.

*bunny*
05-25-2009, 08:37 PM
As promised, here is an article about Kei's press conference today in English.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/sports/20090526TDY20301.htm

Injured Nishikori to miss Wimbledon

Ken Marantz / Daily Yomiuri Sportswriter

Having dropped out just days before the French Open, Kei Nishikori recently got the bad news that he will also miss Wimbledon next month.

Nishikori, the highest ranking Japanese in men's tennis, has a small stress fracture in his right elbow and will be out of action for two to three months, it was revealed Monday.

"I was really shocked," Nishikori said at a press conference in Tokyo. "All I can do now is rest for two or three months.

"I can't decide now what tournament I can enter next, but for now I'm aiming for the U.S. Open," which starts Aug. 31.

The 19-year-old Nishikori underwent an MRI on his elbow Wednesday in New York that revealed the extent of the injury that he first suffered in January and has plagued him since.

"This is the biggest injury [of my career] and I'll be out longer than I expected," Nishikori said. "My rank will keep falling and I can't do anything about it, so it's very disappointing."

Nishikori, who left Japan to attend the noted Bollettieri Academy in Florida at age 14, has dropped to 116 in the ATP rankings since starting the year at 61 and reaching a career-high 56th in early February.

Nishikori, who last year became the first Japanese to win an ATP tournament in 16 years, last played at the ATP Masters in Indian Wells in mid-March, losing in the first round to Ivan Ljubicic. He has a 4-6 record for the year.

With the pain failing to subside, the Shimane Prefecture native embarked on an eight-week rehabilitation program, which included strengthening his shoulder to lessen the burden on his elbow.

But the pain never fully went away and Nishikori went to see Dr. David Alcheck, who often treats pro athletes in the New York area and discovered the small but deep fracture.

Nishikori said he can play pain-free for one set, but the potential strain of playing a five-set match at a Grand Slam event led him to withdraw from the French Open, which started Sunday.

While disappointed, Nishikori also sees a positive side to his extended layoff.

"This will be a hardship, but I'll look forward to playing again that much more," he said. "I'll also rest mentally so I can come back at more than 100 percent."

*bunny*
05-25-2009, 08:38 PM
Well, coming back in time for USO is still doubtful as official announcement says he'll be out for 2-3 months. If he's out through late September, he should be able to come back with protective ranking?...I believe...and that might be better if he did so.
I agree. I also think it will have to be after USO that he can return, considering he has to train after his elbow gets better.

oranges
05-25-2009, 09:22 PM
^^ I think you need to be out for six months for protected ranking

star
05-25-2009, 09:32 PM
that's tough. :(

Deivid23
05-25-2009, 09:40 PM
Kei Prosineckori :o

Ivanatis
05-25-2009, 09:40 PM
:sad:he is so fragile:(

KarlyM
05-25-2009, 10:51 PM
That sucks. :awww: Hopefully, Kei doesn't rush the recovery and waits to comeback until he's 100% :yeah:

The 19-year-old Nishikori underwent an MRI on his elbow Wednesday in New York that revealed the extent of the injury that he first suffered in January and has plagued him since. Did Kei get his elbow checked out before? It sounds like he might have made the injury worse by trying to play from January to mid-March. :confused:

Hugh Jaas
05-26-2009, 12:19 AM
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Nishikori, who left Japan to attend the noted Bollettieri Academy in Florida at age 14,

That explains it, every player that enters the boot camp picks up major injuries.

*bunny*
05-26-2009, 11:55 AM
That sucks. :awww: Hopefully, Kei doesn't rush the recovery and waits to comeback until he's 100% :yeah:

Did Kei get his elbow checked out before? It sounds like he might have made the injury worse by trying to play from January to mid-March. :confused:
He did get checks at the elbow specialist in NY before, he even had an MRI scan I think in February or March.
The injury was originally diagnosed as tendonitis. I don't know when the stress fracture occurred---it could be what happened in the first place or it could have happened during rehab. It seems the fracture was inside his elbow joint which was hard to detect even by MRI.

Personally I think he should have skipped Davis Cup in Japan in late February. But maybe he didn't want to disappoint Japanese fans. :shrug:

^^ I think you need to be out for six months for protected ranking
He hasn't played since after IW, so he can used protected ranking of #94 if he returns after mid-September.

propi
05-26-2009, 05:26 PM
Kei :sad:
Asian tennis needs a replacement for the great :hearts::worship: Paradorn in top 10 :(

freeandlonely
08-31-2009, 05:54 PM
He broke into R16 at USO last year.
Now?:confused:

Rumour
08-31-2009, 06:05 PM
Injured.

River
08-31-2009, 06:06 PM
Unfortunate injury. I'm sure he'll bounce back nicely though.

Was he going to seeded here btw? Iono what his rank was anymore ><

Lee
08-31-2009, 06:08 PM
Unfortunate injury. I'm sure he'll bounce back nicely though.

Was he going to seeded here btw? Iono what his rank was anymore ><

I doubt his current ranking will even make the main draw. He's been out with injury for a long time.

edit: he may. his current ranking is 98

thegreendestiny
01-17-2010, 09:43 AM
has the eastern promise been broken so early in his career? :confused:

two years ago, he was dubbed as top 10 material but broke his elbow, has a surgery and never really resurfaced again.
:sad:

ossie
01-17-2010, 10:01 AM
so many kids are dubbed top ten material when theyre in their teens yet most of em cant even win a master or any other tourny and before you know it they and up as crack fiends, banned from playing tennis

Springer89
01-17-2010, 10:23 AM
He's on Hawaii challenger entry list but is uncertain he'll play there

http://www.keinishikori.com/news/index-e.html

jaana
01-17-2010, 12:40 PM
I think he's been injured for most of 2009, right elbow if I remember correctly. and on his website it says he registered at Hawaii for potential comeback, but it's 50-50% if he'll play or not

edit: read theoriginal post properly.

yes, he's not back from his injury yet.

Proton21
01-17-2010, 02:55 PM
There are some vidoes of him practicing.
http://www.youtube.com/user/IMGAcademyMarketing
Also, progress updates have been posted on his facebook page (info on his official website).