LPGA Tour: Nelly Korda successfully operated after blood clot

LPGA Tour: Nelly Korda successfully operated after blood clot
Nelly Korda underwent successful surgery after the LPGA Tour major winner was diagnosed with a blood clot in her left arm.
Nelly Korda, who won her first major title on the LPGA Tour last year, has been out of action for a long time this year. Following a covid infection, the 23-year-old was diagnosed with a blood clot. Now Korda has undergone successful surgery on her left arm.
“I recently underwent surgery for a blood clot in my subclavian vein. I am happy to report that the surgery went well and the doctors were satisfied with the outcome,” Nelly Korda wrote in a statement posted on social media along with several pictures of her recovery. The Olympic champion had been diagnosed with a blood clot in her arm in mid-March, after which she had to cancel her tournament appearances, including at the LPGA Tour’s first major. “I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming support and messages I have received over the past few weeks,” Korda continued to write. “Your kind words have helped me get through this difficult and scary time.” Nelly Korda: Setbacks after successful year on the LPGA Tour

In addition, the seven-time LPGA Tour winner revealed that she had been “out of action for some time” earlier in the year from a corona illness. After that, she had tied for fourth in the women’s tour opener and posted two more top-20 results. Last year, the younger of the two Korda sisters had been the standout player on the LPGA Tour alongside Jin Young Ko, winning four tournaments, including her first major with the Women’s PGA Championship, and the Olympic Golf Tournament in Tokyo. “I’m home now recovering and getting ready to start rehab. I’m looking forward to getting back to 100% so I can start practicing,” said the world number two, who is optimistic about the future. It is not yet clear when Korda will be able to return to tournament action. The next important tournament, the US Women’s Open, takes place at the beginning of June, before Korda defends her title at the third major of the year three weeks later.

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