The 21-year-old was pressured to retire within the first spherical of the French Open towards Tomas Martin Etcheverry, serving underarm from halfway by the opening set earlier than finally shaking his opponent’s hand after simply 11 video games.
That put his participation at Wimbledon, which will get underway on July 3, in critical doubt, and Draper has now taken to social media to disclose he won’t be returning to aggressive motion till later in the summertime.
He posted: “It’s clear my shoulder goes to want time and rehab to get again to the place it must be. My crew and I’ve made the tough resolution to overlook the grass courtroom season this yr.
“I suppose on this sport there are such a lot of ups and downs however this one is hard to take. The one factor for certain is that I’ll hold persevering. Thanks for all of the help I get on right here it means loads.”
It has been a irritating season for Draper, who suffered with cramping throughout his defeat to Rafael Nadal on the Australian Open after which retired from his match towards Carlos Alcaraz at Indian Wells in March with an belly damage.
He made his return from that situation on clay forward of the French Open and was hopeful that his damage woes had been behind him heading to Roland Garros, however admitted after then selecting up a shoulder drawback that he was “mentally destroyed”.
Draper’s absence at Wimbledon additional weakens British hopes, as he joins Emma Raducanu in lacking the match. The 2021 US Open champion underwent surgical procedure on each wrists and her ankle in an try and lastly resolve her long-standing damage points.