Bianca Andreescu has shared another injury update after retiring in tears at the Miami Open. The 22-year-old needed a wheelchair to leave the court after going down during her last-16 match against Ekaterina Alexandrova. Andreescu has now learned that she tore two ligaments in her ankle and has already started her rehab process.
Andreescu suffered a horror injury after getting off to a strong start at the Miami Open. The former world No 4 earned impressive victories over fellow Grand Slam champions Emma Raducanu and Sofia Kenin as well as seventh seed Maria Sakkari en route to the fourth round.
Many thought Miami would be a turning point for the Canadian but she was robbed of her chance to prove fans right after she rolled her ankle against Alexandrova, screaming in agony. Andreescu was in tears as she was wheeled off the court, with her mum also spotted crying in her box.
The world No 31 has now shared her second update since retiring from the match injured after she received her scan results. “Results show that I’ve torn two ligaments in my left ankle,” Andreescu wrote on social media.
“It’s tough to say exactly how long it will take, but let’s just say it could’ve been much worse!! I’m going to take it day by day, and I am optimistic that with the right work, rehab, and preparation, I’ll be back on court soon.”
The 2019 US Open champion also revealed that she had already started rehabbing after receiving the diagnosis, adding: “Rehab process has already started and will continue to give updates. Love you all.”