Just days after making the rounds at the Oscars, tennis great Serena Williams was hospitalized Monday to undergo emergency treatment for a pulmonary embolism.
People Magazine reported today that Serena has been in and out of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles the past week.
“Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation,” Serena’s spokesperson Nicole Chabot said to People. “Last week, Serena suffered from a pulmonary embolism [a blood clot in the lungs] which was discovered upon her return to L.A. She had been in New York for doctor appointments for the ongoing issues with her foot.”
Doctors are monitoring the situation.
The former No. 1 has not played a since injuring her foot just after her Wimbledon title run last year. After having her cast recently removed, the latest rumor had Serena returning for the French Open.
STATEMENT FROM SERENA WILLIAMS
“Thank you everyone for all of your prayers, concerns, and support. This has been extremely hard, scary, and disappointing. I am doing better, I’m at home now and working with my doctors to keep everything under control. I know I will be okay but am praying and hoping this will all be behind me soon. While I can’t make any promises now on my return, I hope to be back by early summer. That said, my main goal is to make sure I get there safely.”
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