This time it’s a foot injury!

Poor Mark just cannot seem to get a break. In his quarterfinal match on Thursday he injured the little toe on his left foot. He received treatment but it was still very painful to put weight on. He was able to make it through that match, but yesterday he withdrew from the semifinal match. The diagnosis is a severe bone bruise that if he keeps playing on before it heals could fracture. Mark is entered in the Bronx Tennis Classic that starts on Monday but it’s not yet clear whether the toe will be strong enough for him to compete. His potential first-round match up is with Jeff Morrison. Mark has also asked for a wildcard into the Pen Pilot tournament in New Haven that begins August 21st.