Nishioka To Have ACL Surgery

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  1. marc45

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    That's too bad. He was having a great start to the year and was rising quickly. Hope he recovers quickly and that it doesn't affect his career in the long term.
     
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    That sounds very serious. I was watching the match and his coaches wanted him off the court, but he kept playing a bit longer. Luckily rain came and his coaches were able to get to him and Nishi threw in the towel. Ugh.:(
     
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  5. JRAJ1988

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    That sucks *ss. I felt he had the game to finish this year in the top 30, then progress.

    It's a shame and I hope he recovers 100%.
     
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    Same thing happened with Nishikori in 2009 and after that he needed two years to recover and regain ranking ....
     
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    Yep that's really bad, was enjoying watching his game and his energy. Hope he can overcome it and get back strong soon, and that he can keep mentally positive whilst on the sidelines
     
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    So Little Nish is turning out to be as injury prone as Big Nish? That's one aspect he really didn't need to model himself on!! :confused:
     
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    That sucks, no wonder he retired in his match against Sock when he was actually a break up in the opening set.
     
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    that sucks
     
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    Sliding on hard court. Don't do it.
     
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    Really unfortunate. He almost upset Warinka at IW. We need more fierce competitors from the blessed land of the rising sun. At least this way they can constantly pass the baton to each other, when one of them inevitably gets injured.

    His ability and willingness to cover the court and sacrifice his body was starting to pay off and show in the rabkings, but I guess there's only so much one can reach until the consequences start showing.

    This kind of situation is a chronic symptom of the slow conditions of the tour, that either force or encourage the style that leads to constant injuries of pro players. It's one more argument for the speeding up of surfaces, if refreshing and diversifying the current state of the tour wasn't enough.
     
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    Really proves that basing your entire game off scrambling is not going to work long term. An ACL is not the usual injury that happens, but it's a definite possibility. Stan suffered an ACL tear in 2007.
     
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    Might not have torn completely…I tore mine before and instantly couldn't walk and it swelled up like a volleyball.
     
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    Can I ask how you tore your ACL?
     
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    I was a sponsored skateboarder and doing a trick on a railing. The injury is how I got into tennis actually…during my rehab I saw Sampras playing on tv (in 94) and went and got a used racquet…I had never touched a racquet before then but it just felt magical. Been playing ever since.
     
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    also his recovery will depend on if its a partial tear or total, would you believe real madrids 'raul' had no surgery on his partial acl tear and missed around 3 months.

    alan shearer done his dec1992 and didn't play 90mins again till next October I think, was sub a lot at season start in aug1993. ruud van nistelrooy missed a whole 12months but came back, but look at falcao at Monaco..late jan2014 total tear, rushes back for wc but fails, then gets move to man utd but can't get going again until this season back at Monaco and looking top class again.

    so even if its a complete rip the time out can vary greatly. didn't even look much seeing nish's match live. sad news.
     
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  18. Capulin Zurdo

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    Quite unfortunate, as he was making a good start this year, progressing. Hopefully he recovers well and it doesn't impede him in any way.
     
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    Very true, the fact that he is a little over 5 feet doesn't exactly help, he will forever be a scrambler, has to work way too hard to win points.
     
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    So, the ACL was torn right off? the term is used interchangeably even when it's just a "partial tear", but I suppose in the latter case, there would be no surgery.
     
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    I seriously doubt it was torn clear through. He actually tried to play on it and was walking around pretty well. When mine snapped it was beyond painful and swelled up huge right away. I couldn't walk or put any sort of weight on it. I feel for him though, no ACL issue is fun.
     
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    I saw this a few days ago and it's soo sad, great player and potential.. hope he recovers quickly.
     
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    I highly doubt it is a partial tear. One would avoid ACL surgery if it isn't a complete tear.

    It happened before that a player played after tearing his ACL , Yanick Bolasie footballer of everton lately, as some knees stay stable even with torn ACL & these athletes have huge leg muscles. Although surely he can't compete at high level & surgery is required.

    Recovery will varies from one athlete to the other. One year is an average estimate to be back at high level. Wish Nishioka a speedy recovery!
     
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  24. ACL tears don't seem all that common in tennis eh? Anyone know how players tend to bounce back?
     
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  25. Harry_Wild

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    Poor guy! Rehab will be hard! Maybe 9 months?
     
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    Depends on the method he uses. If he goes with the LARS acl (an artificial ACL) he should be back in about 3-5 months. The bad news is that he's gonna require another surgery in 10-20 years but there's a good chance he'll already be retired by then.

    A pity it happened in March right in the middle of the season, 2017 is probably done for him playing with full flow like he did before, it's very easy to retear the ACL if you come back too quickly.
     
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  27. Capulin Zurdo

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    Well big Nish isn't all that big to begin with! ;)

    He's come back for the commencement of the year, playing a couple challengers and he defeated Kohlschreiber in the 1R of the A.O. but fell to Seppi in the second.
     
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