Emma Raducanu has ‘no idea’ whether she’ll compete at Wimbledon after ‘freak’ injury

0

The 19-year-old had to retire from her match against Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic with what appeared to be an issue with her side.

It comes as world No. 3 Alexander Zverev underwent surgery on torn ligaments in his right ankle, which will almost certainly rule him out of Wimbledon.

The grass court major is set to begin on June 27, and while Zverev is unlikely to recover, Raducanu says she has “no idea” whether she’ll compete.

“First game, absolute freak. I think I pulled something. I’m not really sure what exactly happened. I just came off court,” Raducanu told reporters after the match.

“It’s on the side of my body. It feels, I don’t know, maybe around my rib or something.

“It could’ve just seized up and spasmed and then it’s really bad for a few days. But I’ve got no idea. I can’t diagnose myself, so I’ll get it checked out.”

Raducanu, who reached the last-16 at Wimbledon last year, also lamented the string of fitness issues she’s struggled with since winning her maiden grand slam.

She has been unable to find consistency since her breakthrough year and is currently without a coach.

Zverev starts rehab

Meanwhile, Zverev is already undergoing rehab after his surgery.

The 25-year-old is hunting for the first grand slam trophy of his career but will have to wait while his injury recovers.

“We all have our own journey in life. This is part of mine. Next week I’ll reach a career-high ranking of number 2 in the world, but this morning I had to undergo surgery,” Zverev said in a post on Instagram Tuesday.

“After further examination in Germany, we received confirmation that all three of the lateral ligaments in my right ankle were torn.

“To return to competition as quickly as possible, to ensure all the ligaments heal properly, and to reclaim full stability in my ankle, surgery was the best choice.

“My rehab starts now and I’ll do everything to come back stronger than ever!”

FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS

 

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! Vigour Times is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Leave a comment
Enable Notifications    OK No thanks