The world tennis number two Andy Murray will miss the second grand slam event of the year, the French Open, which starts on Sunday.
Murray raised the likelihood of him missing the Roland Garros tournament after a recurring back problem forced him out during the second round of last week's Rome Masters.
After meeting with medical specialists, the Scot says he hopes to be fully fit for Wimbledon next week.
It will be the first grand slam he has missed since Wimbledon in 2007.
The injury is the same one which required him to take a pain-killing injection in order to play Roland Garros last year where he reached the quarter-finals.