Goffin's eye injury not serious, but will not play Marseille next week

by: Kamakshi Tandon | February 18, 2018

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David Goffin will withdraw from next week's ATP event in Marseille. (Getty Images)

David Goffin did not experience serious injury to his eye when a ball hit him during the semifinals of Rotterdam, according to Belgian press.

The ball deflected off Goffin's racquet and hit him in the left eye, forcing him to retire in the second set against Grigor Dimitrov.

According to RTBF, Goffin's team has indicated Goffin had no retina or "structural" damage, but was experiencing some swelling behind the eye.

The Belgian will withdraw from next week's ATP event in Marseille but is expected to be back on court in around a week.

It is his second recent freak injury on court -- during the 2017 French Open, the Davis Cup finalist twisted his foot on a tarp behind the court and injured his ankle.

Goffin is No. 7 in the rankings.

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