Due to hand surgery, Emma Raducanu will miss the French Open and Wimbledon – Hand surgery sidelines Emma Raducanu from French Open and Wimbledon. “For next few months,” Raducanu says.
10 months of “recurring injury” Madrid Wed 3 May 2023 18.59 BST Tumaini Carayol After long-term ailments, Emma Raducanu will miss the French Open and Wimbledon for “minor” procedures on her hands and left ankle. Raducanu tweeted a selfie of herself in a hospital bed with a cast on her right hand after her first procedure on Wednesday.
“The last 10 months have been difficult as I dealt with a recurring injury on a bone of both hands,” Raducanu remarked. “I tried my best to manage the pain and play through it most of this year and end of last year by reducing practice load dramatically, missing weeks of training, and cutting last season short to heal it, unfortunately it’s not enough.” Raducanu is sidelined for months. The 2021 US Open champion is unlikely to return in time for the US Open in late August, missing Roland Garros and Wimbledon. Raducanu expects to return to action this year when she is fit.
Raducanu appeared dejected in her press conference before the Madrid Open last week before withdrawing due to a wrist ailment. She will slip out of the top 100 next week after failing to compete in Madrid 20 months after winning the US Open as a qualifier without dropping a set. Raducanu has struggled since her summer 2021 breakthrough. She struggled with injuries as she adjusted to professional tennis.
After dealing with a back issue last year’s clay-court season, she sustained a side injury in Nottingham during her first few grass-court games and barely returned in time for Wimbledon. Raducanu’s hand ailments prompted her to retire from the Billie Jean King Cup finals last year and finish her season. Raducanu rolled her ankle in her first competition of the year in Auckland. The left ankle surgery will fix her New Zealand ailment. Raducanu has always regarded her injuries as “managing” and curtailed her practicing time between tournaments. For convenience, she has called the disease a wrist injury, but the trouble is with her hand bones.