Dan Evans limped off courtroom after retiring from his Erste Financial institution Open match in opposition to Frances Tiafoe with a serious-looking calf harm – 4 weeks earlier than the Davis Cup Finals.
The British quantity two was main 4-1 within the first spherical when he pulled up sharply on the baseline.
Evans, 33, appeared forlorn as he acquired remedy and it quickly grew to become clear he could be unable to proceed.
On Monday, Evans was named in Britain’s staff for subsequent month’s Davis Cup Finals.
Evans was instrumental in serving to his nation qualify for the knockout stage of the boys’s staff occasion and will probably be hoping the harm shouldn’t be severe sufficient to rule him out.
Britain tackle Serbia within the final eight on 23 November, with the semi-finals and remaining going down later that week in Malaga.
Evans was in whole command in opposition to American world quantity 14 Tiafoe in Vienna when he appeared to pop his proper calf muscle making an attempt to dash ahead from the baseline.
The world quantity 35 had dominated on serve and troubled the out-of-sorts Tiafoe together with his clear returning, taking certainly one of 4 break factors earlier than seeking to additional shut in on the opening set.
However early within the sixth recreation, Evans let loose an anguished cry as he spun round in ache and shock.
Instantly hopping in direction of his chair, Evans signalled for remedy and the gravity of the harm left him visibly pissed off.
The Briton appeared to inform the physio he couldn’t stroll and inside moments it was apparent he wouldn’t have the ability to proceed.