Canada's Bianca Andreescu has confirmed that the ligaments in her left ankle are torn but admits she is not sure about the timescale of her injury.
The former U.S. Open champion retired from her fourth-round match against Russia's Ekaterina Alexandrova in Miami on Monday and left the court in a wheelchair, writhing in obvious pain after falling during the second set.
Andreescu took to social media on Wednesday night to disclose that a scan carried out revealed that she has torn two ligaments in her left ankle and has started her rehabilitation process.
"Results show that I've torn two ligaments in my left ankle," she tweeted.
"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.
"Rehab process has already started and will continue to give updates. Love you all."
Update? pic.twitter.com/gZ1l0M1vnW— Bianca (@Bandreescu_) March 29, 2023
This makes it the third time in Andreescu's career that she has been forced off a match due to suffering a bad injury.
In February, she retired with a shoulder injury during her semi-final match at the Thailand Open.
She now has to endure another injury-disrupted time on tour before she can clinch her first title since the 2019 U.S. Open.