Henri forced to a knee arthroscopy !
A little over a week has passed from the Davis Cup tie between Finland and Poland where Henri shined in both singles and doubles rubbers. In examinations that were made before and after the tie, it was confirmed that he still has the "Jumpers Knee" -injury in his left knee. After trying many different kinds of treatments and rehabs this injury that has bothered him for nearly one and half years hasn't gotten noticeably better.
"For me to take the big step towards to the top and to be able to compete at the highest level I need to be fit to play week in week out without having to worry about an old injury. Therefore I have taken the decision to undergo surgery on my knee. Even though it would have been possible to play out the season with painkillers and by leaving some tournaments from my schedule, I felt that this was the right move to make. I know I am capable of so much much more with my tennis that if I get the chance to practice and compete without injuries there will be many good and great things in front of me in the future."
The operation, on this week's Wednesday, will be done by an internationally well-respected orthopaedic surgeon Eero Hyvärinen. The estimated time of recovery won't be known until after the operation.