Horrific Bethanie Mattek-Sands knee injury leads to Wimbledon criticism

Jul 08, 2017, 00:28
Horrific Bethanie Mattek-Sands knee injury leads to Wimbledon criticism

Mattek-Sands previously suffered a torn MCL in her right knee in September 2013.

USA tennis star Bethanie Mattek-Sands has suffered a painful on-court injury during a singles match, which left her lying on the ground screaming in agony. "I said, 'I'm here, I'm here, I'm here.' I think [it] was tough because she was stuck on this, 'Sorana, help me".

AN AMERICAN tennis player has sent cries of anguish echoing through Wimbledon after she suffered a horrific on-court injury on Thursday.

When the incident happened the medical team took some time to arrive but once they reached she was treated on the field.

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The All England Club said that a "qualified ambulance technician" was on the scene within a minute, but that did not stop the drama.

She had won the first set 6-4 but lost the second 7-6 after a tiebreak.

"I was anxious about, maybe, our safety, to be honest", Riske said.

The announcers and those in attendance didn't appear to realize how serious the injury was - until Mattek-Sands started screaming for help with frightening urgency. Then I tried to comfort her as much as I could.

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Although it was unclear what role the surface played in Mattek-Sands's injury, many players criticized the court conditions on an unusually hot day.

"I called for help, but no one was coming", Cirstea said. She was left screaming for help and in severe pain on the ground, with the position of the knee-cap suggestive of a patellar tendon rupture.

The doubles specialist was given lengthy treatment by paramedics including oxygen, but her screams could still be heard on nearby courts.

1 Bethanie Mattek Sands entered Wimbledon 2017 as a singles wildcard. "I wish I could have done more".

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