Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is a doubt for Wimbledon after he suffered a suspected broken finger during his shock defeat to Ivan Dodig at the AEGON Championships on Thursday afternoon.
The world number five, who made the last four at SW19 last year, bowed out of the Wimbledon warm-up competition at Queen's with a 6-7 (3/7) 6-3 6-7 (5/7) loss to world number 69 Dodig.
His disappointment was furthered by the news that he may have broken the little finger on his right hand after slipping in the sixth game of the third set.
"I think it's serious," said Tsonga, who had his hand placed in an ice-bag during his post-match press conference.
"I will have a scan, but it sounds very bad.
"I felt like I broke something or I strained it when I fell.
"It's only a finger but it's tough because I have to play with my hand.
"At the moment I don't know what is it, but I will stay positive and I will see."Even though Dodig played exceptionally, Tsonga helped the Croatian on his way by playing sluggishly - something he noted afterwards that could have been down to his exertions at the French Open where he threw away four match points before losing to Novak Djokovic in five sets.
The Frenchman said: "When you're in a grand slam you give a lot of yourself, and sometimes after that you're a bit tired and it's hard to get back the motivation."
Tsonga, finalist at Queen's last year, had been expected to win here after Andy Murray's exit yesterday, but he collapsed in a first-set tie break.
He broke Dodig twice in the second but could not do so in the final set as the Croat clinched the win after Tsonga cleared the baseline in the tie-break.
"It was a tough game, but I thought I played well," he said.
"Today the conditions were not easy. It was really windy.
"Of course it's not good. It will affect my confidence a bit."