Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Williams hopes to return to tour by early summer

Serena Williams is safe at home after being treated for a pulmonary embolism and hematoma in Los Angeles. "While I can't make any promises now on my return, I hope to be back by early summer," Williams announced today. "That said, my main goal is to make sure I get there safely."

It is not unusual for a pulmonary embolism patient to also have to be treated for a hematoma, since clot-dissolving medicines can cause bleeding. Patients suffering with a pulmonary embolism are treated with anti-coagulants, but they are sometimes also treated with clot-dissolving drugs.

Williams described her recent health experiences as "extremely hard, scary and disappointing." The former world number 1 continues to be under medical supervision, though she is no longer in the hospital.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the news Diane, I hope everything works out for Serena.


Diane said...

You're welcome, David. I hope everything works out, too. I'm really concerned for her.

bill said...

She's a fighter, obviously - I assume she'll return when she can. I miss her and wish her the best.

Anonymous said...

What next?! But I'm relieved and happy that she's seems to be okay. I know the recovery will be rough but fighter that Serena is, I hope to see her on a tennis court sometime in the future. Wish her the very best. Women's tennis is so much better with her in the mix.