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.