Serena Williams Has Pulmonary Embolism

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams is back home recuperating after two health scares she describes as “extremely hard, scary, and disappointing.”

Her agents confirmed Wednesday that Williams suffered from a blood clot in her lungs last week and later needed treatment for a hematoma.

The 13-time Grand Slam champion says in a statement: “I know I will be OK, but am praying and hoping this will all be behind me soon.” She says she hopes to return to tennis by early in the summer.

Spokeswoman Nicole Chabot told People magazine that Williams “underwent emergency treatment for a hematoma suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation.”

  • Dennis Carney

    I wish that you would have warned people about DVT ( Deep Vein Thrombosis ) which is more common than people know from airplane confinement which can be fatal as you stated… My wife Lynn has been Hospitalized since 2009 after having Bone Graft Surgery in Newport Beach , CA., and flying back to NJ a little too soon…She has been moved thru various Hospitals and is now undergoing Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment in Upstate NY , as a final hope that she might be able to be released after more than 2 years of being Hosspitalized… It also has been called Ian Anderson Jetho Tull Disease as Ian almost died from a DVT incident a few years ago and maybe you should be more Proactive in reporting the dangers of DVT and airplane travel as our country is almost 3rd. world like in medical treatment and warnings as Austrailia and Great Britain are aware of the dangers and now have Medical Centers aware of the dangers of DVT at their Airports..

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