It has been a bad week for Gilles Simon.
The Frenchman lost in the second round in Gstaad after he was forced to retire at 6-3, 3-2 down in his contest against Pablo Andujar. Following the loss, Simon was taken to the emergency room, where he underwent medical examinations and received stitches. It appears that during breakfast, Simon felt dizzy, lost consciousness and subsequently injured his head.
“Suddenly I fell into apples and found myself lying on the floor. While falling I cut my chin open. I was taken to the hospital, where they closed the wound and had to undertake other medical examinations to understand what happened. I am still waiting to know the results”.
While Simon is perfectly fine now, he admits he is yet to begin his training. He is currently in Toronto and looking to overcome his sickness before beginning his campaign in the US Open Series.
“I couldn’t train today” he revealed, “I still feel too weak to do that and when I move my head the stitches hurt. This sickness is like a pinball. As an athlete I must feel confident about my body. I will now have to find that confidence back” concluded Simon.