Simona suffers calf tear in Rome, unsure of recovery time

World No.3 Simona Halep’s defense of her Internazionali BNL d’Italia title ended in retirement after she sustained a lower leg injury against Angelique Kerber in the second round (6-1, 3-3).


Unfortunately, an ultrasound has revealed that I have a tear in my left calf. I will get an MRI tomorrow to understand the injury in more detail, but at the moment we are unsure of recovery time. I’m so disappointed to end my tournament in Rome like this, but I will do everything I can to take care of the injury and be back as soon as possible. Thanks so much for your support and I’ll keep you posted on my progress.


Update 14.05.2021:

After an MRI here in Rome I can confirm that I have small tear high up in the left calf. I will fly home today and begin recovery in the pool and gym on Monday. I’m staying positive and will do everything I can to speed up my return.

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