Nelly Korda hasn’t played since the LPGA Drive On Championship in early February; The 23-year-old was diagnosed with a blood clot after going to hospital on Friday and is receiving further treatment at home, with no date confirmed for her return to the LPGA Tour
Last update: 03/13/22 8:08 p.m.
World number 2 Nelly Korda has revealed she is receiving treatment for a blood clot in her arm but hopes to return to golf “soon”.
Korda announced on Sunday afternoon via social media that she is currently at home receiving treatment, two days after she went to hospital after experiencing discomfort in one of her arms.
The statement read: “On Friday I was in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for a photoshoot and commercial appearance. After a typical morning workout, my arm started to swell.
“On 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 on treatment to rule out other risks. I will communicate my status as I go. that there will be more information.
“In the meantime, I want to thank everyone for their support and ask for privacy for our entire family during this time. Hope to be back soon!”
Highlights from an incredible end to the LPGA Tour’s Pelican Women’s Championship, where Nelly Korda took the play-off victory
Korda has finished in the top 20 in her last 12 starts on the LPGA Tour and trails only Jin Young Ko to the top of the women’s game. The American’s last appearance came with a tied 15th place finish in the LPGA Drive On Championship last month.
The 23-year-old is a seven-time winner on the LPGA Tour, with the 2021 PGA KPMG Women’s Championship being one of four titles last season. She also won the gold medal at the Tokyo Summer Olympics.
Korda’s setback comes less than three weeks before the Chevron Championship, the first of five women’s majors this season, which begins in California on March 31 and is broadcast live on Sky Sports Golf.
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