Hewitt had surgery, out until Roland Garros

Fee

Legend
Lleyton Hewitt is giving a press conference in Melbourne right now, here are two twitter posts about it:

Matt Cronin: Hewitt tore his labrum off the right hip bone and had ligament damage. Just had surgery and hopes to be back just before French Open

Jon Wertheim: Hewitt walks in on crutches....had surgery on r hip after federer match...injured at hopman cup...not retiring.


More details to follow, I'm sure.
 

dantespark33

Semi-Pro
Lleyton Hewitt is giving a press conference in Melbourne right now, here are two twitter posts about it:

Matt Cronin: Hewitt tore his labrum off the right hip bone and had ligament damage. Just had surgery and hopes to be back just before French Open

Jon Wertheim: Hewitt walks in on crutches....had surgery on r hip after federer match...injured at hopman cup...not retiring.


More details to follow, I'm sure.

damn, again? that's just a shame. As least it's not Haas again.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
So was Hewitt injured while playing Feddy.

Yay, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) and an impingement! No tennis for me for a while...

that must be awful. I've been through this 2 years back. Awfully painful, esp the treatment- daily mobilization to tear the adhesions.
Shoulder is still not okay. Hope your shoulder heals fast.
 

valiant

Hall of Fame
So was Hewitt injured while playing Feddy.



that must be awful. I've been through this 2 years back. Awfully painful, esp the treatment- daily mobilization to tear the adhesions.
Shoulder is still not okay. Hope your shoulder heals fast.

Is it while playing tennis the injury you had ?
 

valiant

Hall of Fame
When he starts playing good something happens. Best of luck and hoping for a speedy recovery.
 

valiant

Hall of Fame
I just had this weird idea in my head what if all good players get injured and Murray end up winning everything :(
 

Fee

Legend
So was Hewitt injured while playing Feddy.

Yeah, it looks like it was during the Federer match and he had the surgery right after.




that must be awful. I've been through this 2 years back. Awfully painful, esp the treatment- daily mobilization to tear the adhesions.
Shoulder is still not okay. Hope your shoulder heals fast.

Thanks. :) It hurts like a mofo if I'm not careful, especially if I roll onto it while sleeping. Haven't started treatment on it yet, waiting for my health plan to approve my switch in doctors. All the research says 6 months to 2 years to get it back. What fun.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Yeah, it looks like it was during the Federer match and he had the surgery right after.






Thanks. :) It hurts like a mofo if I'm not careful, especially if I roll onto it while sleeping. Haven't started treatment on it yet, waiting for my health plan to approve my switch in doctors. All the research says 6 months to 2 years to get it back. What fun.

Please please do not delay. I did nothing about it, and my shoulder froze badly over 6 months. You have to start at least stretching your shoulders. There should be many sites that tell you the exercises to do, else the adhesions just keep spreading.

My shoulder and nearby areas all atrophied (muscle wastage). I had to do a lot of strengthening exercises.

Due to relocation, i just gave up after some months of treatment. Sorry to go off-topic, but there are some threads on this -- some alternative treatments were recommened there too.
 

Fee

Legend
Please please do not delay. I did nothing about it, and my shoulder froze badly over 6 months. You have to start at least stretching your shoulders. There should be many sites that tell you the exercises to do, else the adhesions just keep spreading.

My shoulder and nearby areas all atrophied (muscle wastage). I had to do a lot of strengthening exercises.

Due to relocation, i just gave up after some months of treatment. Sorry to go off-topic, but there are some threads on this -- some alternative treatments were recommened there too.

Aww thanks. :) I am doing some stretching as my pain threshold allows (using a stick with leverage from my good arm, etc). I'm taking NSAIDS and using ice to reduce the inflamation. I think I'm mostly on top of it, but it will be good to see a doc about it soon.
 

iriraz

Hall of Fame
I wonder what`s the motivation for him to come back considering he had 2 surgeries in 3 years.If he wants to play just for fun and win a 250 or 500 tournament then he can carry on but it`s obvious that his days of beating the top players in slams are long gone
 

vive le beau jeu !

Talk Tennis Guru
Lleyton Hewitt is giving a press conference in Melbourne right now, here are two twitter posts about it:

Matt Cronin: Hewitt tore his labrum off the right hip bone and had ligament damage. Just had surgery and hopes to be back just before French Open

Jon Wertheim: Hewitt walks in on crutches....had surgery on r hip after federer match...injured at hopman cup...not retiring.


More details to follow, I'm sure.
poor lleyton... he's not lucky. :(

now there's an article on the AO website:
Hewitt set to sit after surgery

Saturday 30 January 2010
By Darren Saligari


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Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt has had surgery on his right hip in Hobart this week following his loss to world No.1 Roger Federer at Australian Open 2010.

Hewitt said he sustained the injury the day before his first match at the Hopman Cup while practicing, but refused to let it derail his Australian Open campaign after coming back from a similar injury to his left hip last year.

“I did one movement at the Hopman Cup in practice the day before my first match, and I felt something straight away. I knew it wasn't that good,” Hewitt told a packed press conference at Melbourne Park on Saturday afternoon.

“At that time, I wasn't 100 per cent sure whether I was going to be able to play any of the Australian summer. At least I gave 100 per cent and tried to block it out as much as possible. was able to get through the summer.”

After having scans on the troublesome hip and discussing various options with his team, Hewitt elected to have surgery in an attempt to return in time for the French Open in May.

He will, however, miss Australia’s Asia-Oceania Zone Group I Davis Cup tie against Chinese Taipei at Melbourne Park in early March and some hardcourt tournaments in the US, including Indian Wells (which he has won twice) and Miami.

Hewitt said this injury is slightly different to the problem he experienced with his left hip that kept him out of the game from August 2008 to January 2009.

“I had a tear in my labrum, which is around my hip joint. So I pretty much had torn that off the bone. I had a few issues with my ligament, as well, in there.”

Despite yet another injury setback and his 29th birthday fast approaching, Hewitt says that retirement hasn’t crossed his mind.

“I thought maybe if I retire now and come back in 12 weeks, you know, Kim [Clijsters] and Justine [Henin] do that, then come back and win slams. Could have been an omen for me,” he said.

“I've worked too hard to come back. I feel like I'm hitting the ball as well as I've nearly ever hit it … the bloke I lost to the start of this week (Federer), he's as good as you get right at the moment.”

Hewitt said that after having gone through a similar experience with his left hip, he knows what’s in store this time round.

“It's kind of easier to know what to expect. Even when I come back, you might have some good days and some bad days.

“But you put up with that. At least I know the kind of pain that I'm going through at the moment. [In] a few weeks, it will go away.”

After completing his rehabilitation at a yet-to-be-decided location, Hewitt will set his sights on returning to the Grand Slams, where he thinks he is still a chance.

“For me the obvious goal, the next one will be Wimbledon. It's a place where I feel comfortable at. It's a place I played extremely well last year. was only one or two points away from making the semis there. I feel like if I can get back and play some matches before Wimbledon, I have an outside chance of doing well.

“I don't feel like I'm that far away, my ball striking, from doing some damage in the Grand Slams.”
from: http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2010-01-30/201001301264832279750.html?fpos=r5
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Aww thanks. :) I am doing some stretching as my pain threshold allows (using a stick with leverage from my good arm, etc). I'm taking NSAIDS and using ice to reduce the inflamation. I think I'm mostly on top of it, but it will be good to see a doc about it soon.
iirc, i was not told to use ice since (iirc) there is no inflammation. I was asked to keep the area warm and use a hot water bottle.
However, i think i used an icepack after the mobilization that the physio did. Otherwise i could not sleep at night.

Stretching is a must. Good you are doing something about it.
 

Mustard

Bionic Poster
Oh damn! Just as Lleyton was poised to take a shoot up the rankings with few points to defend over the next few months, he has to have surgery. Please don't let Lleyton go the same way as Guga :(
 

T1000

Legend
This sucks, he was playing well in the open until the Federer match. He has nothing to defend right now and could have picked up some serious points. Hopefully he gets a good draw at RG
 

Fee

Legend
iirc, i was not told to use ice since (iirc) there is no inflammation. I was asked to keep the area warm and use a hot water bottle.
However, i think i used an icepack after the mobilization that the physio did. Otherwise i could not sleep at night.

Stretching is a must. Good you are doing something about it.

My old PT told me to use ice right now because I do have a lot of swelling. But I have to get the area warm to do the stretching so I'm switching back and forth as needed (which is fun in its own way).


As for Lleyton, this is not the same hip as before. I think he will be able to return to something resembling the player he has been recently because as he said, he knows what to expect in the process this time around. I don't know if he is ever going to win another slam, but I think he can get to the second week, and I think he can still pick up other ATP titles here and there. He's a tenacious fighter and I am not ready to count him out just yet.
 

Riosfan

Banned
something is not right when these players are breaking down before 30. Rosewall, Tilden, COnnors, Agassi, etc. all went well beyond 30.

the speed of the game now is just inhumanly dangerous or something. is it just a matter of time before Federer begins to breakdown?
 

matchmaker

Hall of Fame
Very sad to hear that Hewitt has to go through another hip surgery. The guy worked hard to come back and now this...

More and more injuries in tennis. I guess equipment and modern style (open stance) take its toll.
 
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