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Nelly Korda has blood clot surgery, posts update

April 08, 2022

Nelly Korda’s 2022 season came to an abrupt halt on March 13, when she announced she had been diagnosed with a blood clot in her left arm. Almost a month later, the 23-year-old former World No. 1 took to Instagram with an update on her condition, sharing an image on Friday in a hospital bed after having recently undergone surgery to remove the clot.

The blood clot was found after Korda finished a routine workout while in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., last month. She said she felt like her arm was swelling so she called her doctor. As a precaution, her doctor told her to go to the Emergency Room.

The subclavian vein is one of the major veins of the arm. It travels under the clavicle and eventually drains into the heart.

Korda is recovering at home in Florida, according to the post. She did not say when she plans to return to competition. The last event she played was during the first week of February. Due to the blood clot, she missed the first major of the year, the Chevron Championship. Korda did compete in the LPGA’s first three events of 2022. Her best finish was a T-4 at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions.

Korda’s announcement was the first time she’d revealed that she had previously contracted COVID-19.