Nelly Korda, the world’s second-ranked player in women’s golf, has announced she is undergoing treatment following discovery of a blood clot. Korda, who won Olympic gold and the PGA Championship amid a rise to world No 1 in 2021, took to social media on Sunday to reveal a medical situation that came to light after a gym session.
The Guardian – Korda said: “On Friday I was in Ponte Vedra Beach for a photoshoot and commercial appearance. After a typical morning workout, my arm started to feel like it was swelling. At the advice of my doctor, I went to the emergency room as a precaution. I was diagnosed with a blood clot.
“I am currently at home getting treatment to eliminate further risks. I will communicate my status as and when there is more information. In the meantime, I want to thank everyone for their support and ask for privacy for all our family during this time. I hope to be back soon.”
With the LPGA Tour in the midst of an Asian swing, Korda has not played competitively since finishing in a share of 15th at the Drive On Championship in early February. The first major of the year, the Chevron Championship, begins on 31 March in California.
Korda is the daughter of the retired Czech tennis player Petr Korda, who won the Australian Open in 1998. Her brother, Sebastian, is a current tennis professional and sister, Jessica, a fellow member of the LPGA Tour.