Yikes! Sam Querrey required emergency surgery on Monday, after cutting his forearm after a practice session in Bangkok. Here’s the story via the AP:
Sam Querrey cut his right forearm in a freak accident after practicing for the Thailand Open in Bangkok and will be out at least four to six weeks, the U.S. Tennis Association says.
USTA spokesman Tim Curry says the 21-year-old Querrey sat on a glass table after practice Monday and fell through, hurting his arm. The injury required emergency surgery.
Not sure if it was Sam or his intern Twittering but here’s his message today around 2pm ET.
After this week’s Thailand Open, Querrey was scheduled to play the China Open in Beijing and the Shanghai ATP Masters.
**UPDATES** 11:21p.m. PT
The Los Angeles Time spoke with Querrey’s agent:
John Tobias, president of the tennis division for Blue Entertainment Sports Television (BEST), who represents Querrey, said Querrey sat on a glass table in the locker room at the site of this weeks’ ATP tournament in Bangkok. “He was just bending over to tie his shoes,” Tobias said, “and the table shattered. A piece of glass slashed his right forearm.”
Tobias said Querrey underwent surgery to close the wound but that no ligaments were sliced. “He’ll most likely be shut down for the rest of the season,” Tobias said, “but this is an injury that will heal. He was lucky.”
And via Querrey’s website:
Sam will head back home to LA on Wednesday from Bankok where he will work with his doctors on healing his arm as soon as possible to get back in the swing of things.
Sam’s arm has healed enough to make Twittering possible – his latest message reads: “I will fight the good fight :)”
And a word on glass tables – they are an accident waiting to happen! One of my earliest childhood memories (I was probably 4 years old at the time) is of goofing around the dining room table (made of glass) until the top fell off in huge jagged pieces. I still remember my mom crying while she cleaned it up – at first I thought she was mad at me for breaking the table but she was really just grateful I hadn’t sliced myself in two! Remember, mom?
So I’d suggest staying away from the glass – at home and in the locker room!