Kim Clijsters, already taking a month off from tennis competition to let shoulder and wrist injuries heal, is now going to miss even more time. The world No. 2 player suffered a complicated ankle injury during a wedding party for her cousin, sustaining “a severe strain of both the medial and lateral ligaments of the right ankle and a torn ligaments, a torn capsule of the ankle joint, a hematoma and torn tendon sheath” according to her website. Yikes.
As the French Open begins in six weeks, her participation is very much in doubt. Recovery from her assorted injuries could take six weeks or more.
With her upper body also hampered, it’s hard to imagine exactly which training methods she could employ to be able to take the court in tournament shape any time soon. She already can’t use a racket, and now she’s unable to do any running for several days at least.
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