Bianca Andreescu posts video showing she is back on her feet after horror injury
Bianca Andreescu was at the centre of a shocking injury scare as she slumped to the court in pain at the Miami Open on Monday, but she has confirmed she is already back on her feet.
Canadian star Andreescu screamed in pain as she damaged ankle ligaments in her match against Ekaterina Alexandrova and she needed a wheelchair to get off the court.
It appeared to be a serious injury for the 2019 US Open champion, but the vibes coming from the 22-year-old have been positive in recent days.
She has been updating her fans with messages on her progress since the incident and suggested medical scans offered her some encouragement.
“Results show that I’ve torn two ligaments in my left ankle,” Andreescu wrote.
“It’s tough to say how long it will take, but let’s just say it could have been much worse!!!
“I’m going to take it day by day, and I’m 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.”
That appeared to be a positive message from Andreescu and now she has posted a further update, showing her walking her dog Coco with a boot protecting her damaged ankle.
WE OUTSIDE!!! pic.twitter.com/dFkF6cgsD5
— Bianca (@Bandreescu_) March 31, 2023
Andreescu has spoken about her love for toy poodle Coco in previous interviews, as she admitted her beloved dog had a lavish lifestyle travelling with her on the tennis tour.
“She is very sassy, she is very privileged, she lives like a princess,” said Andreescu of her pooch.
“My mom treats her like another human being. She gets her own credentials. She had one at the US Open, and then she has one here as well.
“She’ll always wake up between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. for attention. After six hours, she’s like, ‘I need cuddling.’ So she’ll just cuddle up between me and my mom and demand attention for maybe 10 minutes, then she’ll go back to bed.
“Usually, tournaments allow dogs. I don’t necessarily sneak her in, but I’ll talk to some people, and they’ll be like, ‘OK and let her in.’
“She’s a great practice companion. When she’s on the court, she’ll help out with the balls a little bit.
“Well, not exactly help. She’ll run and get the balls, but she won’t necessarily bring them back to us. She’ll put them all in her own little corner. But she collects all of them, so it’s kind of the same thing.
“During my matches, she’s the best. She’s super quiet, she stays in her little bag. My mom will hold her up sometimes so I can look at her, so I can smile if I’m stressed out.
“It really helps. It’s more for me than the cameras!”
Andreescu has had a tough week after her run in Miami was cut short in the cruelest fashion imaginable, so Coco will be a great companion as she started the road to recovery.
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