Former World No. 2 Tommy Haas revealed that he will miss the rest of the 2014 season following arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder.
After retiring from his opening round match at the French Open, Haas chose to visit the doctor in New York, and will now have the surgery performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Tuesday.
“It’s been a struggle since the beginning of the year obviously and I’ve already had to retire in matches, which is never fun,” said Haas to ATPWorldTour.com. “Last week I had to take another MRI after Paris because it was a severe thing I felt again in the shoulder. Unfortunately it’s an injury I’ve already had before that was fixed, but my sub-scapular tendon is torn again.
“It’s a big step backwards in a long process, but I want to hopefully come back again at some point and finish my career on my own terms when I’m ready for it. I’ll try everything I can.”
This is not the first time the veteran will undergo surgery during his professional career, as he had operations on his hip and elbow back in 2012.