Raducanu to miss ‘the next few months’ after ankle and hand surgeries

Emma Raducanu, the 2021 US Open champion, will be out of action for “a few months” after undergoing minor surgeries on her ankle and hands. She revealed the news in a handwritten statement on social media, accompanying a photo of her in a hospital bed. Raducanu said she had been trying to play through a recurring injury on the bone of both hands since last year, but unfortunately, it’s not enough. She also injured her ankle earlier this year at the ASB Classic in Auckland.

Raducanu is currently 5-5 this season and had to pull out of the Mutua Madrid Open due to her hand issues. She had also withdrawn from Austin in February because of tonsillitis and struggled with a wrist injury during the Sunshine Double. “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,” wrote Raducanu in her statement.

“It’s safe to say that the last 10 months have been difficult,” added Raducanu. Despite her injuries, she won the US Open last year, becoming the first qualifier in history to do so. She gained a huge fan base worldwide and became a role model for young athletes. Raducanu is expected to make a full recovery and return to professional tennis in a few months.

Overall, this news has come as a blow to Raducanu’s fans who were eager to see her play in the summer events. She has been struggling with her injuries for almost a year now and decided to undergo surgery to recover from them. Raducanu’s absence will be felt in the tennis world, but her fans will be eager to see her back in action soon.

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