By Ebenezer Osamo –
After correcting a niggling shoulder injury in South Africa recently, Nigeria’s number two male tennis player, Henry Atseye, is unlikely to defend the Men’s Singles trophy he won at the last Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Senior Tennis Open.
Atseye, who exclusively informed eyeonthesports.com of the latest development, said the doctors asked him to rest the shoulder for a while before playing competitive tournament again.
The losing semi-finalist at last year’s Dala Hard Court Championship in Kano, also affirmed that he is not ready to compromise the doctor’s instructions.
According to him, “I returned from South Africa barely two weeks ago and the shoulder has been treated.
“But the doctors over there warned me to rest the arm and shoulder for a while before I start doing anything again in order not to aggravate the injury, and I am ready to obey that to the latter”.
On whether he would be able to compete at the forthcoming CBN Open, Atseye said, “hopefully, I shall resume training towards mid-April. I hope I’ll be fit enough to compete at the Championship when it serves off next month”.
The CBN Open, according to the Nigeria Tennis Federation, NTF, is expected to commence on 8 May, 2014.