Bernard Tomic of Australia retires from his first round match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on Day 2 of Australian Open 2014 at Melbourne Park; Getty Images
19TH Jan 2014

Bernard sidelined for up to three months

Bernard Tomic will miss Australia’s Davis Cup tie after scans have shown he is suffering from a long-standing hip injury.

A report in Melbourne’s Herald Sun has revealed that the groin tear forcing his retirement from his first round Australian Open match against Rafael Nadal was in fact related to a condition known as femoralacetabular impingement.

It’s an ailment affecting the hip joint, and according to doctors, the 21-year-old could have been carrying the injury for up to a decade without realising.

It could see Tomic sidelined for up to 12 weeks.

The injury is common in young to middle-aged athletes – including several AFL footballers – and hinders agility and movement.

Tomic had hoped to delay surgery in order to compete in the World Group tie against France on 31 January to 2 February, but will instead undergo surgery next week following the strong advice of doctors.

  • Anonymous

    hope your surgery goes well Bernie.rest an recooperate so you can return to the tour fit and in good health.Take care.best wishes for a speedy recovery cobber
    Aussie Ant

  • Alex Robak

    Hi bernard. I hope that your recovery goes well. I was meant to be playing in a tournament a few days ago but I had problems with my kidneys, so I am now trying to do some stretching and careful movements to try to help it. I hope you will be back on tour. Do not worry about missing the prize money, I am sure that you will gain it soon. Try and just play for pleasure.

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