Zverev absent for months ?

Bone edema is so terrible.

3-12 months means, that Zverev will be ready to play no earlier than:
- in 2023 AO (the best case scenario)
- in autumn 2023 tournaments (the worst case scenario), that would mean he is out of 6 consecutive slams (2022 WIM - 2023 USO) and out of ATP Finals in 2022 and 2023
 
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Lauren_Girl'

Semi-Pro
So sorry to hear that. Other sources I've seen say his leave could last up to 12 months. That means he may not come back until RG, I guess.

"Good" news for Alcaraz, Sinner, Aliassime (and others) on the other hand. Zverev may not be a big slam contender but he is probably the biggest threat for these guys (positive H2H against all 3).
 

octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
That roll did look pretty bad, as did the ensuing shrieks of pain.

However long it takes, let's hope he makes a full recovery, for the sake of the already super depleted field. And I'm saying this as a card carrying #ABZ member.
He said it's a new injury:
 

intrepidish

Hall of Fame

BGod

G.O.A.T.
No big deal as this season was done. I wouldn't rush AO or Sunshine Double either as unlikely he goes far in them anyways. He should just train for clay say Marrrakech, Barcelona, Munich then there's Rome right?
 

Incognito

Legend
and the US open.

In an ideal world Novak plays AO, wins it, then Zverev wins FO, then Novak wins W and then Zverev wins USO, Nole and Sascha as the new Big 2 in Tennis.
Ideal world would be Sampras, Fed, Nadal and Djokovic all at the same age and injuries didn’t exist and Pete never suffered from that blood disease.
 

BumElbow

Professional
As a precaution, tall players like Zverev should always wear ankle braces. Perhaps tennis shoes sponsors don't like it when they do. I was glad to see that Gauff's new endorsed NB tennis shoe has a mid high-top design like McEnroe wore back in the 1980's - a shoe I wish Nike would bring back. I have never heard of bone edema and need to research it but it is not good news especially in view of Zverev's other health issues.
 

fishpiefriday

Semi-Pro
As a precaution, tall players like Zverev should always wear ankle braces. Perhaps tennis shoes sponsors don't like it when they do. I was glad to see that Gauff's new endorsed NB tennis shoe has a mid high-top design like McEnroe wore back in the 1980's - a shoe I wish Nike would bring back. I have never heard of bone edema and need to research it but it is not good news especially in view of Zverev's other health issues.
The diabetes?
 

vernonbc

Legend
I have never heard of bone edema and need to research it but it is not good news especially in view of Zverev's other health issues.
Rafa had a bone edema in 2016. He tore a tendon in his wrist and had to withdraw in the third round of the French Open but then he worked so hard to get ready for the Rio Olympics that he developed a bone edema in his wrist. Same as Zverev - tore tendons then got edema when he pushed too hard trying to come back. Rafa managed to win the doubles with Marc Lopez in Rio but then tried to play a couple more tournaments but did poorly and in October at Shanghai announced he was quitting for the rest of the year to give the edema a chance to heal. Hope Zverev can deal with his injury and have a long career after he recuperates.
 
Rafa had a bone edema in 2016. He tore a tendon in his wrist and had to withdraw in the third round of the French Open but then he worked so hard to get ready for the Rio Olympics that he developed a bone edema in his wrist. Same as Zverev - tore tendons then got edema when he pushed too hard trying to come back. Rafa managed to win the doubles with Marc Lopez in Rio but then tried to play a couple more tournaments but did poorly and in October at Shanghai announced he was quitting for the rest of the year to give the edema a chance to heal. Hope Zverev can deal with his injury and have a long career after he recuperates.
The question is: what's worse for a tennis player, wrist injury or ankle injury?
 

Kralingen

G.O.A.T.
Rafa had a bone edema in 2016. He tore a tendon in his wrist and had to withdraw in the third round of the French Open but then he worked so hard to get ready for the Rio Olympics that he developed a bone edema in his wrist. Same as Zverev - tore tendons then got edema when he pushed too hard trying to come back. Rafa managed to win the doubles with Marc Lopez in Rio but then tried to play a couple more tournaments but did poorly and in October at Shanghai announced he was quitting for the rest of the year to give the edema a chance to heal. Hope Zverev can deal with his injury and have a long career after he recuperates.
2 Slams in 2023 for Zverev confirmed then
 

BumElbow

Professional
Bone edema is so terrible.

3-12 months means, that Zverev will be ready to play no earlier than:
- in 2023 AO (the best case scenario)
- in autumn 2023 tournaments (the worst case scenario), that would mean he is out of 6 consecutive slams (2022 WIM - 2023 USO) and out of ATP Finals in 2022 and 2023
It's actually called bone marrow edema. Here is more info on it: Bone Marrow Edema (webmd.com)

It seems that rest is the best treatment.
 

Musterrific

Professional
The narrative of Zverev's career is shaping up to be one of a player who couldn't take advantage of a generational shift. He couldn't handle the Big 3, and now that they are at the tail end of their careers, they're being replaced by better younger players who will overshadow him (Sinner, FAA, Alcaraz).
 
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