2019-08-08 08:30:00 CEST
The Brazilian and the American got injured during the Vienna Major and here’s now their recoveries are going
If you followed the A1 Major Vienna presented by Swatch closely, you probably noticed that some players left the Danube Island injured after playing in the fifth tournament in as many weeks, right? Don’t worry, we reached out to them to provide you updates and here’s what we have:
Let’s start with the good news. Bruno Schmidt sustained a muscle injury on his left leg during the Round of 16 setback to Poland’s Grzegorz Fijalek and Michal Bryl. You probably remember the Brazilian Olympic champion getting treatment at the bench during the third set and returning to the court to play the final points alongside partner Evandro Gonçalves even though he could barely walk, right?
Well, after Bruno returned to Brazil he was diagnosed with a minor injury, which he’s already treating, and if all goes well he should be able to return as early as next week, when the World Tour head to Moscow for a four-star event.
Tri Bourne, unfortunately, didn’t have the same luck. If you recall, the American collided with the referee’s stand after the last point of his and Trevor Crabb’s 2-1 pool play victory over Austrian Robin Seild and Philipp Waller and had to forfeit the rest of the tournament due to a hand injury.
Back in California, Bourne found out he broke a bone on his hand and he had to go through surgery to heal it. All is going well on his recovery process, but it should be at least a few weeks until we can see him back in the sand.
Finally, we thought you’d appreciate an update on Dutch star Madelein Meppelink too after her and Sanne Keizer had to give up on their continental title defense and pull out of the European Championships in Moscow this week.
Meppelink didn’t get injured in Vienna, though, as she sustained a left ankle injury earlier this season in China, but played through it until Tokyo, when an awkward landing made it a little more painful. Because of that, the Dutch decided not to play in the Euros, but they’re confident they’ll be in the Russian capital next week for the World Tour four-star event.
Good recovery, guys! We want to see you back soon!
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