ITF Drug testing...Injured player

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  1. rk_sports

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    okay.. not trying to stir a pot or anything here ;)

    Is the random drug testing done on players who are injured or temporarily away due to injury/rehab?
     
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    Yeah, I've been curious if Soderling has been screened this past year. Again, not trying to pot stir either!
     
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    Yes, the player still has to update their "whereabouts" information for out of competition testing even if they are injured or in rehab.

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    Testing is even more important for players claiming to be injured or whatever. Again not trying to stir any pot, either.
     
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    Is that your opinion or ITF's guideline?

    I see.. so there is out of competition testing.
     
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    I believe that is the case for all sports covered by WADA or similar isn't it?
    It's funny that a couple of years ago the tennis players were all making a big fuss over how they were having to do the whereabouts thing like other sports.I guess most are getting used to it but I expect people still forget and end up in the wrong place sometimes missing a test.
     
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