Ace tennis player Sania Mirza is suffering from a painful knee injury, she confirmed on Saturday (Dec 16). Following which she wouldn’t be able to take part in the Australian Open, scheduled to he held early next year. Sania is most likely to undergo surgery due to a right knee injury.
“Basically I have something that’s called a jumper’s knee. So it’s extremely painful…like I am okay to walk but it’s painful to change directions and play. That’s the biggest problem. So I can run straight but I can’t actually do plyometric stuff on it,” the 31-year-old told reporters on the sidelines of the Premjit Lall Invitational Tennis Tournament at the Jaidip Mukherjea Academy, TOI reported.
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— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) December 15, 2017
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She further added that “When I spoke to my doctor a couple of months ago, they told me to take a couple of months off, then see how it feels before getting into a process of either surgery or injections or whatever. So when I saw them, the pain wasn’t less after two months. So now we have to take a call whether we have to do a surgery or take a couple of injections.”
So she also clarified that doctor has asked her to be mentally prepared for the surgery. Although, she is not sure about the exact date but it wouldn’t be before the next couple of months atleast.
“I will be missing the Australian Open for sure,” Sania added.
Even though she will take time to recover but the tennis champ is hopeful to participate in the Commonwealth Games (starting April 4 to 15) and Asian Games (August 18 – September 2) next year.
“Hopefully I will be okay for that. I’ve always said that every time people ask me about plans ahead, as tennis players we don’t know about our health. We don’t know where will be at that point. It’s still one year, it’s a long time anything can happen. Hopefully I’ll be healthy again,” the 31-year old former world No.1 in the women’s doubles said.
We wish for a speedy recovery for the champ!
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