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Posted on September 11, 2011 at 9:40 AM

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

In the Czech media | my translation

As soon as Tomas returned from New York, he immediately consulted the Professor Pavel Kolar at the University Hospital Motol in Prague where he had an ultrasound, a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), of course had to observe sleep and also took anti-inflammatory drugs in the last four days. His last checkup was on Saturday.

Asked about his health, Tomas said: “Fortunately the MRI did not reveal what Professor Pavel Kolar feared occurring in the first place, it could have been a severe injury requiring a long-time treatment with maybe serious complication. I am happy for the good news. However there is a problem and I cannot say that everything is over.”

Last time Tomas played tennis was at the U.S. Open in New York. He will start training in Bucharest.

Tomas feels no pain when he doesn’t make any movement, this is why he is curious to see how his shoulder will react after the first practice. He said he feels some improvement in the shoulder and hopefully it will continue on the right way.

Tomas maintains what he said in his last interview: “I will play only if I am 100% fit because Davis Cup matches are long (best-of-three sets) and you cannot compete for your team if you are not healthy and struggling with an injury.”

Another big challenge awaits Tomas, it’s the transition between the surfaces, from hard to clay where you have to play longer rallies. But Tomas said if the shoulder is fine, there is no problem playing on hard or clay.

The season was particularly difficult so far: flu in Rotterdam, thigh injury in Dubai, shoulder injury in Cincinnati and Flushing Meadows…

Finally Tomas added: "I don’t know whether this injury is a sign that I definitely need to listen to my body more often or it’s just a sign that I’m getting older. I will have to try to do something, maybe more focus especially on injury prevention with my new physio"



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