My column on sportingnews.com
The good news is that they found it, they discovered it.
Serena Williams had a blood clot in her lung, and had a procedure done for it last week. And then on Monday, according to her spokesperson, she had to go back to the hospital for an emergency procedure to remove a hematoma.
“Tough day,’’ Williams wrote on her Twitter account about midnight Pacific on Tuesday.
This is a big deal. Williams had a major medical issue. But she also avoids what could have been a disaster: If she had taken the court for, say Wimbledon, with an undetected blood clot in her lungs, it is possible she could have just dropped right there.
It is manageable from here, and presumably she’s now on blood thinners, and will be for six months or so. But that presents its own problems, as far as her tennis career.