Serena Williams suffers from pulmonary embolism which is blood clog in the lungs. Serena’s rep confirmed Wednesday that the tennis ace was hospitalized last month in Los Angeles because of a pulmonary embolism. Serena received emergency treatment Monday for a hematoma, a pocket of blood that swells under the skin.
Pulmonary embolism can be life threatening in severe cases, but Williams’s spokeswoman said Wednesday that “thankfully everything was caught in time” and that Williams was resting and recovering at her home in Los Angeles.
“This has been extremely hard, scary, and disappointing,” Williams said in a statement. “I am doing better. I’m at home now and working with my doctors to keep everything under control. I know I will be O.K., but am praying and hoping this will all be behind me soon. While I can’t make any promises now on my return, I hope to be back by early summer. That said, my main goal is to make sure I get there safely.“
We wish Serena a speedy recovery! She’s a fighter and she’ll be all right!
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