Emma Raudcanu will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after undergoing surgery to deal with “a recurring injury on a bone of both hands,” she revealed Wednesday.
“It is safe to say the last 10 months have been difficult,” she wrote. “I tried my best to manage the pain and play through it for most of this year and end of last year.”
Raducanu says that she reduced her practice load, missed “weeks of training” and cut last season short in order to try and heal the injury. But “unfortunately it’s not enough.” She has had a “minor procedure” on both hands to resolve the issues, she wrote.
“I’m disappointed to share that I will be out for the next few months,” she continued, writing that she will undergo an additional procedure on her ankle.
The top British player has been managing the wrist injury for the last few months, and she withdrew from the Madrid Open last week shortly before her opening match.
It’s unknown when Raducanu will return to competition, although she noted that she will “miss the summer events.” That puts her out for both the French Open and Wimbledon, and possibly for the US Open as well.
“I tried to downplay the issues so I thank all my fans who continued to support me when you did not know the facts,” she wrote. “Looking forward to seeing you all back out there.”
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