Emma Raducanu set to miss Roland Garros and Wimbledon after revealing ‘minor procedure’
Emma Raducanu has confirmed that she will be out for the ‘next few months’, meaning that the British No.1 will miss Roland Garros and is also very likely to be absent for her home major of Wimbledon.
Raducanu revealed in a handwritten note on social media that she is having surgery on both of her hands, as well as a procedure on her ankle that is ‘due’.
“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,” said Raducanu.
She continued, “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.”
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— Emma Raducanu (@EmmaRaducanu) May 3, 2023
Raducanu rolled her ankle in Auckland earlier this year, and has had both wrists strapped in recent months from an ongoing issue that started at the end of last year.
The 20-year-old revealed that she would be out for some time, but did not give specifics about when she could be back.
“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,” said Raducanu. “Look forward to seeing you all back out there.”
Emma Raducanu and the potential events she may miss
Raducanu is having this surgery at a pivotal time in the tennis season, and due to her time away from the sport is almost certain to lose her status as British No.1 with Jodie Burrage breathing down her neck.
Here are the dates of the big events that Raducanu is either certain or likely to miss:
Italian Open – Begins 9th May
Roland Garros – Begins 28th May
Wimbledon – Begins 3rd July
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