And the hits keep coming for women’s tennis. Kim Clijsters is “completely immobilised” after suffering a “severe” ankle injury at her cousin’s wedding reception this weekend, according to a statement on her website. The statement, itself, is rather severe – calling the consequences of her accident “dire” and casting much doubt on her participation at Roland Garros next month.
Here’s the worst of it:
At the wedding party of her cousin Tim, Kim injured her ankle severely. The consequences are rather dire. After a visit to the doctor, echo and NMR the diagnosis is a severe strain of both the medial and lateral ligaments of the right ankle and a torn ligaments, a torn capsule of the ankle joint, a hematoma and torn tendon sheath.
Kim’s ankle is now completely immobilised and she can not use her foot for a few days. Kim faces a recovery of at least four to six weeks. Since the French Open starts in literally six weeks, Kim’s presence in Paris is very uncertain. In the meantime Kim has to continue working on her recovery of a shoulder and wrist injury.
Will we endure a major without Venus, Serena and Kim? Not to mention Justine. Of course, I’m already cheering for Francesca.