After feeling swelling in her arm on Friday, professional golfer Nelly Korda said she had a blood clot.
The 23-year-old stated on her Instagram:
On Friday I was in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL for a photo shoot and a 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! Thank you.
Nelly Korda, the No. 2 player in the world, has a blood clot in her arm and is home seeking treatment. The LPGA star did not indicate when she will return. https://t.co/GSvKLdZwJH
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) March 14, 2022
No one could ever convince me that it is normal for 23 year olds to get blood clots. This incident sounds more serious than they are letting on.https://t.co/83BrQdiNG6
— John Bull (@54JohnBull) March 14, 2022
No other information was given. As of Sunday afternoon, the LPGA Tour had not released a statement of their own.
Korda has played in three events this year, finishing tied for fourth at the season-opening Tournament of Champions in January, tied for 20th at the Gainbridge LPGA a week later, and tied for 15th at the LPGA Drive On Championship at the start of February. The LPGA Tour’s next event is the JTBC Classic at the end of the month, and the season’s first major, the Chevron Championship, is the week after that.
As WeLoveTrump previously reported, 25-year-old model Hailey Bieber also suffered a recent blood clot.