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Thomas Johansson out for four months with eye injury

ezekiel
02-24-2006, 09:53 PM
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Swede Thomas Johansson will be sidelined for four months after injuring his eye during a training session on Thursday.

Johansson, the world number 13, was preparing for Friday's doubles quarter-final at the Rotterdam World tournament with his playing partner Mario Ancic when a ball hit him in the eye.

The 2002 Australian Open winner had to have surgery at the Dijkzigt hospital in Rotterdam to repair a detached retina.

Tournament doctor Babette Pluim said Johansson would be out of action for four months and cannot fly for three weeks.

The fourth seeded Swede had already lost in the first round of the men's singles to Briton Tim Henman on Wednesday.


Just when you thought it couldn't get worse for ToJo :(

AgassiDomination
02-24-2006, 09:55 PM
Ew man... detached retina.

lau
02-24-2006, 09:55 PM
:sad: Those are bad news...

Trivial
02-24-2006, 09:55 PM
Bad luck for Tojo, always frustrating when a player gets an injury that is 'freak'. Hhmm...not sure if anybody follows football, but exactly the same thing happened to a Liverpool F.C player last week...except he got a boot in the face. Suppose it just shows how hard the tennis balls are hit.

Sjengster
02-24-2006, 09:56 PM
Ouch, poor guy. The only bright side is that of those four months, two of them will be the claycourt season where he wouldn't have done well anyway. But still, this is a real momentum-stopper after a great 2005, I just hope the long break doesn't end up finishing his career because of the time he'll lose.

RaVeR
02-24-2006, 10:01 PM
poor Tojo :sad:

get well soon

keep_er_lit!
02-24-2006, 10:05 PM
:sad:

musefanatic
02-24-2006, 10:06 PM
Oww that sounds well nasty :eek: Poor Tojo, hope he has a speedy recovery :)

avocadoe
02-24-2006, 10:07 PM
poor TJ---heal heal heal!!!!

sigmagirl91
02-24-2006, 10:11 PM
Poor guy...speedy recovery ToJo.

GonzoFan
02-24-2006, 10:14 PM
Poor Tojo :sad:

I hope he gets well soon

Lots of :hug: for Tojo

Fergie
02-24-2006, 10:15 PM
Get well soon ToJo! :yeah:

gusman890
02-24-2006, 10:17 PM
OMG That sucks !!

if he were to sneeze in a way that he isnt prepared for, he could permentally loose his vision !

thats horriable !

Horatio Caine
02-24-2006, 10:18 PM
Geez...not the sort of stuff you want to hear about happening to players. I wish him a full and speedy recovery :yeah:

uNIVERSE mAN
02-24-2006, 10:26 PM
that must've been from an Ancic serve.

joseluismb
02-24-2006, 10:29 PM
That's so bad news to hear... let's all hope he recovers soon!

Aleksa's Laydee
02-24-2006, 10:29 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: SHIT Tojo........Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooo :sobbing: :hug:

Thanks alot Mario :mad:

Sjengster
02-24-2006, 10:35 PM
It doesn't actually say that the ball that hit him was struck by Ancic, remember.

lucashg
02-24-2006, 10:38 PM
That's such bad luck! :sad: I hope he recovers as fast possible with no damage done to his vision.

NATAS81
02-24-2006, 10:43 PM
The Swedes have had the worst luck with injuries.

ToJo was really upset at the end of his Henman match, I hope he didn't do anything stupid to cause this.

:sad: :sad: :sad:

This will most likely keep him from slam contention for the rest of the year.

Peta Pan
02-24-2006, 10:44 PM
It doesn't actually say that the ball that hit him was struck by Ancic, remember.
I'm pretty sure I recall Carlita telling me that Mario hit him in the eye with the ball because she was there. So it seems that Mario IS the culprit ;)

Get well soon ToJo. Such terrible luck!

lunahielo
02-24-2006, 10:53 PM
Accidents happen~~sad.
I hope his eye heals back to 100%.

Deboogle!.
02-24-2006, 11:02 PM
oh my GOD! :( Hopefully it doesn't take that long to heal, hopefully it'll be a speedier-than-expected recovery :awww:

mangoes
02-24-2006, 11:03 PM
ooohhhh, that's terrible. I hope everything works out for Tojo.

NYCtennisfan
02-24-2006, 11:43 PM
Man that is tough news. Hope Tojo makes a full recovery.

Socket
02-24-2006, 11:46 PM
I've always been under the impression that tennis balls are too large to cause injury to the eye. Guess I was misinformed.

blosson
02-25-2006, 12:01 AM
Oh no, that's bad. I hope he recovers in time for Wimbledon, he does really well there (here).

blosson
02-25-2006, 12:02 AM
I've always been under the impression that tennis balls are too large to cause injury to the eye. Guess I was misinformed.

Tennis players should start wearing googles when facing Mario, Karlovic or Roddick.

s.m.
02-25-2006, 12:03 AM
this news is sad and dsiturbing
but so is blaming ančić for this

PinkFeatherBoa
02-25-2006, 12:20 AM
Aww, I hope he recovers and heals really quickly!

bad gambler
02-25-2006, 12:22 AM
bugger

Horatio Caine
02-25-2006, 12:33 AM
I've always been under the impression that tennis balls are too large to cause injury to the eye. Guess I was misinformed.

Depends whether your eyes are deep-set or not...his aren't unfortunately ;)

Lee
02-25-2006, 01:12 AM
This is such bad luck for Tojo. He finally playing well after his AO championship.

This accident is even worse than Haas stepping on a rolling tennis ball.

Experimentee
02-25-2006, 03:12 AM
What bad luck :(
It sounds painful!

justClaudia
02-25-2006, 03:15 AM
:awww: ToJo, get better soon.

keqtqiadv
02-25-2006, 03:15 AM
Gah, Tojo :bigcry:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-25-2006, 03:16 AM
He is so unlucky. :awww:

*Viva Chile*
02-25-2006, 03:21 AM
Sounds bad, hope to recover soon ToJo :yeah:

A time ago, I heard that Alex Corretja had a similar injury, or I'm wrong :confused:

Scotso
02-25-2006, 03:25 AM
Thomas :(

Peta Pan
02-25-2006, 03:37 AM
this news is sad and dsiturbing
but so is blaming ančić for this
LOL no one is actually blaming Ancic... an accident is just that, no one's fault. It's not like Mario went out there to intentionally smash someone in the eye!

superpinkone37
02-25-2006, 03:40 AM
wow. that sucks. :(

NyGeL
02-25-2006, 04:04 AM
noooo, poor ToJo :'(

margaret_gn
02-25-2006, 05:40 AM
i hope he doesn't miss wimbledon... he'll be so disappointing :( get well soon tojo :sad:

Björki
02-25-2006, 06:39 AM
Thomas :sad: get well soon :hug:

*Ljubica*
02-25-2006, 07:59 AM
This is so sad :sad: Eye surgery is horrible - and ToJo must be really careful not to rush back too quickly or he could do permanent damage :sad: I truly hope he makes a full recovery - he is a great player and a great guy and he will be missed. And spare a thought for Mario - I'm sure he feels worse than anyone (apart from ToJo himself) right now.

Kristen
02-25-2006, 08:05 AM
It's not like Mario went out there to intentionally smash someone in the eye!
And even then, if he did... he would probably miss ;)

Makes me think of that time when Jarkko and Sanguinetti were playing/warming up or something... and Jarkko ended up with a ball in the eye (though I think he did it to himself, from a bounce). The poor guy looked in so much pain, so I can't even imagine what this is like for ToJo.

Poor Mario, he must feel terrible :hug:
Hopefully ToJo will do a PimPim, and be ready asap, but not risk anything. Kom igen ToJo :hug: Hopefully he can use this to motivate himself. :worship:

TennisGrandSlam
02-25-2006, 08:06 AM
Bad news for Thomas! :sad:

mandoura
02-25-2006, 08:35 AM
Bad bad news. :sad:

galadriel
02-25-2006, 09:29 AM
Get well soon Thomas :kiss:

Aleksa's Laydee
02-25-2006, 09:45 AM
The Swedes have had the worst luck with injuries.

ToJo was really upset at the end of his Henman match, I hope he didn't do anything stupid to cause this.

:sad: :sad: :sad:

How could he have caused it? :confused:

Aleksa's Laydee
02-25-2006, 09:46 AM
Oh no, that's bad. I hope he recovers in time for Wimbledon, he does really well there (here).
me too!!! :scared:

Neely
02-25-2006, 09:54 AM
this news is sad and dsiturbing
but so is blaming ančić for this
With Ancic it should be okay, nobody should seriously blame him for this ;) But just imagine when a bad boy with a bad reputation had done this. People would say things like "This asshole intentionally smashed into his body, I hate him. Such a jerk, he had the whole field open and hits his head" :lol:
Or when this happened to Leander Paes in a doubles match against the Bryans; Paes already whined like a baby about the Bryans that they volley into his body at the net, most normal everyday business in doubles :lol:

Good luck for the surgery and for recovery, ToJo! :yeah:

s.m.
02-25-2006, 02:48 PM
LOL no one is actually blaming Ancic... an accident is just that, no one's fault. It's not like Mario went out there to intentionally smash someone in the eye!

i know that it´s not his fault, but i´ve seen post like thanks a lot mario and it ticked me off

rrfnpump
02-25-2006, 02:53 PM
ToJo :hug::hug:

Fisico
02-25-2006, 02:58 PM
Terrible news for ToJo.
wishing him a quick recovery and hope he can keep playing good tennis on his return

Pea
02-25-2006, 04:22 PM
WTF. That must've been an extremely fast and heavy ball. Get well soon, Thomas!

Meeek
02-25-2006, 04:31 PM
Poor guy... :awww:

Carlita
02-25-2006, 04:34 PM
actually the ball didn't hit him straight in the eye...it scamped his eye (is that the right word??? :lol: :confused: )


Poor Thomas :hug: and also Mario! What will be going through his mind?? :hug:

almouchie
02-25-2006, 04:40 PM
yes very unfortunate
best of luck to him
that liverpool man was Mohamad Sissoko, he seems to be in a bit of a peril
he has had his vision 80% compromised

Corey Feldman
02-25-2006, 08:06 PM
bad eye injuries in sport lately..
liverpool player got kicked in the face and has the same problem..
and Paul Scholes out for the whole season with double vision.
off course didnt expect it in tennis, bad luck tojo.. least its the clay court season he's missing mostly.

Conita
02-25-2006, 08:16 PM
get well soon tojo!!!
:)

Jennay
02-25-2006, 08:30 PM
Ouch!! :scared: Get well soon, Thomas. :hug:

Viken01
02-25-2006, 09:54 PM
sad news... get well soon tojo !!

midsommardagen
02-26-2006, 03:12 AM
hopefully it won't cause any permanent damage...

poor guy, get well soon.

Sommarsverige
02-26-2006, 07:40 PM
After a busy weekend I just read this news and am totally sad and shocked :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

I wish Thomas that he recovers soon and that he will be back on the court soon again :hug: :worship:
I will miss him so much :sad:

Pigpen Stinks
02-26-2006, 11:06 PM
Could be a blessing in disguise. May come back at Queens for a warm up, and then win Wimbledon. Good way to go out.

If ever Roger were to stumble, who else would be more of a likely choice to win? And please, don't mention Roddick.

Bagelicious
02-26-2006, 11:29 PM
That's incredibly unfortunate. Hopefully, he'll come back in style.

helen phillips
02-27-2006, 05:01 AM
He was having a rough start but i'll really miss him during the big spring hardcourt events. One less player to root for I'm sorry to say.

chewy
02-27-2006, 05:49 AM
its horrible, get well soon thomas