Emma Raducanu will miss Wimbledon as she goes under the knife
Emma Raducanu is set to miss Wimbledon and the whole grass-court season after undergoing minor surgery.
The 2021 US Open champion has encountered several fitness problems in recent months and pulled out of the Madrid Open last month with a hand injury.
And the 20-year-old said she has had a minor procedure on both hands and on her ankle in an effort to resolve the issue.
“It is safe to say the last 10 months have been difficult as I dealt with a recurring injury on a bone of both hands,” Raducanu wrote on Instagram alongside a picture after her surgery.
“I tried my best to manage the pain and play through it for most of this year and end of last year by reducing practice load dramatically, missing weeks of training as well as cutting last season short to try heal it.
“Unfortunately it’s not enough. I’m having a minor procedure done on both hands to resolve the issues.
“I’m disappointed to share that I will be out for the next few months and while I am at it will have another minor procedure that is due on my ankle.
“It pains me that I will miss the summer events and I tried to downplay the issues so I thank all my fans who continued to support me when you did not know the facts.
“Look forward to seeing you all back out there.”
Former coach Dimitry Tursonov has backed Raducanu to click at some point in the future.
“Sooner or later, she’s just going to sort it out,” Tursonov told Craig Shapiro.
“She’s too smart of a person not to sort it out you know. She loves tennis too much not to figure it out.
“It’s just a question of how long it’s going to take her and how difficult the road is going to be. But, I think she’s the person who is willing to go a bumpy road.
“She needs to develop her game to more all around. She needs to develop these weapons that are not super powerful. To develop that it takes more time.
“Is she going to allow that time for some of those changes to occur? If the road is too long then you might just abandon it halfway thinking you are not going to get there; does she have the patience to go through with it and does she have the right people around her to help navigate those roads?”
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