Serena Williams Treated for Pulmonary Embolism

Filed in Gather Sports News Channel by on March 2, 2011 0 Comments

Serena Williams may be a young and fit tennis goddess, but that doesn’t mean she’s exempt from the ways of the world, it seems. The twenty-nine-year-old tennis great was hospitalized for a pulmonary embolism on Monday, undergoing emergency treatment.

According to her rep, “Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation,” the critical situation being this: “Last week, Serena suffered from a pulmonary embolism [a blood clot in the lungs].”

This is not the first in a series of health complications for Williams, who had to forgo the U.S. Open last year due to an injury in her foot.

Serena Williams

It’s always scary to see someone both so young and so apparently fit – she’s a professional athlete for crying out loud! – to experience such a serious and unpredictable health event.

Though doctors are monitoring Serena closely to prevent further complications, such as the pulmonary embolism, hopefully Serena Williams will be the picture of health from here on out, and be back on the courts in no time!


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