Injured trying to defend herself from a random burglar this morning, Petra Kvitova underwent nearly four hours of surgery to repair her left playing hand which was several damaged during the break-in.
In a statement from her camp, the surgery is said to have gone well however the 2-time Wimbledon champion will miss at least three months of play, likely a lot longer.
“Petra has undergone surgery for three hours and 45 minutes,” the statement said. “Considering the extent of the damage, the surgery went very well. Doctors repaired damage to tendons in all five digits of the left hand as well as two nerves. Petra will wear a cast on her hand for 6-8 weeks and will be unable to bear weight for three months. We hope to have more information tomorrow.”
The 26-year-old Kvitova finished 2016 ranked No. 11. She had just led the Czech Republic to the Fed Cup title last month and was recovering from a stress fracture in her foot when the incident took place in her flat in Prostejov, Czech Republic.
The perpetrator remains at large.
One of the moe likable players on the WTA, her colleagues showered her with support and good wishes.
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