You might have read our previous post about Serena Williams’ foot injury and how she has not played in a tennis tournament since her win at the Wimbledon Championships this past summer. We just got word that she has officially withdrawn from the 2011 Australian Open Tennis Championships this coming January.
Apparently her foot has not healed the way her and her doctors had anticipated, she had this to say on her website;
“As I continue to rehabilitate my foot after the second surgery last month, it is with the utmost regret that I am withdrawing from the Hopman Cup and the 2011 Australian Open Championships. As I recently learned, pushing myself back into my intense training too early only caused me further injury and damage. While I desperately want to be back on the court and competing in the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, it is imperative for my health that I continue to work with my doctors to ensure my foot heals properly. This decision, though heavy on my heart, is the right one. I am praying for a healthy recovery and I promise my Aussie fans and my fans around the world that I will be back better than ever as soon as I can be.”
Here at Tennisthis.com are not really sure what the actual deal is with her foot, Williams said she stepped on a piece of glass, however; Williams did not state the severity of her injuries. It really seems like she had to have sustained a broken bone, a severed tendon, or cut off a toe completely. It seems rather unlikely that stepping a piece of glass, without major penetration, wouldn’t cause a person to be out for so long.
We ask you, the readers, to tell us your thoughts and theories on what really is happening by commenting below.