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Raducanu on wrist injury – “I need to figure out what my next steps are”
She’s been in good form of late, but the same cannot be said about Emma Raducanu’s injured wrist.
Emma Raducanu came into Indian Wells under an injury cloud, and even though the 2021 US Open champion acquitted herself extremely well at the BNP Paribas Open, where she notched three consecutive wins – and her two biggest wins by ranking since the 2021 US Open – before falling to Iga Swiatek in the round of 16, the cloud still exists.
She struggled with the wrist injury that has plagued her this season on Wednesday, and after her three-set loss to Bianca Andreescu in Miami Raducanu told reporters that a long-term solution isn’t currently in place.
Raducanu – current solutions aren’t very viable long-term
“It’s something I’ve been managing for some time,” Raducanu told reporters. “I just need to review after this tournament really and figure out what my next steps are.”
Raducanu said that she has been managing the injury well enough to get on the court, but added that it’s not a sustainable treatment plan.
“We have been managing it, keeping on top of it,” she said. “I’m able to play in the short-term. But the current solutions aren’t very viable long-term.”
No BJK Cup for Raducanu
Taking questions about her lack of participation at Great Britain’s upcoming Billie Jean King Cup clash (April 15-16) with France on hard court in Coventry, England, Raducanu said she elected to skip the tie because she does not want to make a quick surface change from hard to indoor clay in Stuttgart, which begins on the Monday after the tie (April 17).
“Because of my existing injuries, the best medical advice was to not switch surfaces at such short notice. So that’s what I’ve been told,” she said. “Of course I would love to play the Billie Jean King Cup. It’s just this scenario is not the best for my body. I really need to look after myself and do what’s best for me on the match court.”