Three weeks ahead of the LPGA’s first major, Nelly Korda is being treated for a blood clot in her right arm.
“On Friday, I went to Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, to take pictures and appear at the show,” wrote Korda.
“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 receiving treatment at home to eliminate further risks. I will report your status. me and as more information becomes available.
“In the meantime, I’d like to thank everyone for their support and ask for privacy for our entire family during this time. I hope to be back soon!”
Korda was reportedly vacccinated ahead of the Tokyo Summer Olympics. A blood clot is one of the more serious side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines. Last month, both the CDC and Pfizer posted PSAs, which some criticized as an attempt to normalize a serious medical condition.
— CDC (@CDCgov) February 10, 2022
Deep vein thrombosis (#DVT), a blood clot in a deep vein, can travel to the lungs, leading to a pulmonary embolism (#PE). Symptoms of PE include difficulty breathing and chest pain. Contact your doctor if experiencing symptoms—this is no time to wait.
— Pfizer Inc. (@pfizer) February 14, 2022
The 23-year-old American owns seven LPGA Tour titles – four of which came in 2021, including the KPMG Women’s PGA, her maiden major.
The Chevron Championship (formerly the ANA Inspiration), the first of the five LPGA majors, gets underway in Rancho Mirage, California on March 31.