Serena Williams has had multiple injuries that have forced her to pull out of couple of tournaments recently, but all of those injuries were seen to be minor. Now comes word of something major. Williams’ reps told People that Williams was hospitalized on Monday for Pulmonary Embolism. Or in layman’s terms, a blood clot in the lung.
Williams, 29, had been spotted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles several times over the past week. When contacted about the visits, Williams’s rep, Nicole Chabot, confirmed the athlete’s heath status to PEOPLE.
“Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation,” the rep says in an exclusive statement.
“Last week, Serena suffered from a pulmonary embolism [a blood clot in the lungs] which was discovered upon her return to L.A. She had been in New York for doctor appointments for the ongoing issues with her foot.”
The rep added, “Doctors are continuing to monitor her situation closely to avoid additional complications.”
Scary stuff indeed.