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.