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Brooksby Undergoes Right Wrist Surgery

American underwent left wrist surgery in March
May 19, 2023
Jenson Brooksby undergoes successful right wrist surgery, performed by Dr. Steven Shin.
Jenson Brooksby
Jenson Brooksby undergoes successful right wrist surgery, performed by Dr. Steven Shin. By ATP Staff

Jenson Brooksby underwent arthroscopic right wrist surgery on Thursday to repair his tendon subsheath. It is the same surgery he underwent on his left wrist in March.

The American has not competed since the Australian Open and is unsure when he will return to the court. However, he is excited to come back better.

“I underwent a successful arthroscopic right wrist surgery this morning to fix my dislocated tendon,” Brooksby wrote on Instagram. “Thank you to Dr. Shin and his team at Kerlan Jobe for their care and guidance. My left wrist has been responding well and rehab is going 💪”

Brooksby’s right wrist tendon was between 70 and 80 per cent dislocated compared to his left wrist tendon, which was 100 per cent dislocated. The 22-year-old tried to avoid the second surgery by resting and rehabbing, but the discomfort was too much to overcome. Dr. Steven Shin performed both surgeries.

“Surgery on the right wrist was the best route for me to get back on court 100%,” Brooksby wrote. “I have been playing with heavily taped wrists dating back to the 2nd half of 2022 so this wasn’t something new. The last few months have been tough and I know the next few will present its challenges.”

Brooksby showed good form despite the injuries, upsetting Casper Ruud at this year’s Australian Open. The three-time ATP Tour finalist is keen to tackle his recovery and improve his game.

”I am excited to return to training and work on improving areas of my game, including my serve😉,” Brooksby wrote. “I don’t have a fixed date for return to competition — we will do everything to put me in the best position to succeed.”

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