Emma Raducanu will miss Wimbledon, as well as the upcoming French Open, after undergoing surgery on both hands and ankles.
Raducanu has battled various injuries in recent years since she brilliantly won the 2021 US Open and the hand injury forced her to withdraw from the Madrid Open last week, just hours before her first-round match.
The 20-year-old British No.1 has now revealed in a statement that she has undergone surgery to help correct the problem, but it means she will be out for “the next few months”, meaning she will miss the entire season on grass, including Wimbledon. as well as this month’s French Open.
“Safe to say the last 10 months have been difficult as I dealt with a recurring bone injury in both hands,” Raducanu wrote on social media.
“I did my best to manage the pain and play for most of this year and the end of last year by drastically reducing the practice load, missing weeks of training and shortening last season to try to heal it.
“Unfortunately it is not enough. I am having a minor procedure done on both hands to resolve the issues.
“I am disappointed to share that I will be out for the next few months and while I am doing so, I will have another minor procedure on my ankle.
“It hurts me that I will miss the summer events and I tried to minimize the problems, so I thank all my fans who continued to support me when they didn’t know the facts.
“I hope to see you all back out there.”
Raducanu has had an on-and-off 2023 season to date due to the ankle injury, further concerns about the wrist issue that ended his 2022 campaign prematurely, and hand problems.
She reached the quarterfinals in Indian Wells in March, but was knocked out by world No.1 Iga Swiatek and lost in the first round at both the Miami Open and the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart before withdrawing from Madrid.
It appears she will now be aiming to return to the court ahead of the US Open, which begins on August 28 and was the scene of her remarkable Grand Slam triumph two years ago.