Australia’s Daria Saville mentioned Wednesday that she tore the ACL in her left knee throughout Tuesday’s match in opposition to Naomi Osaka within the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
Saville underwent an MRI examination on Wednesday that detected the seriousness of her harm. It is the second time in her profession that she has sustained an ACL harm. The different time was in 2013.
“Torn ACL. 2013 flashbacks,” Saville mentioned in a tweet. “… Don’t worry about me btw. I feel bad that everyone is so worried. I’m ok I promise. It’s just (s—) luck.”
She injured the knee this time whereas hitting a forehand shot within the second sport of the primary set in opposition to Osaka.
Saville reportedly screamed out “my knee” because the harm occurred. Osaka was shocked at first after which seen her opponent was badly harm.
“I thought that she was just yelling because she thought her forehand was out, then I realized that she was yelling because she was in pain,” Osaka mentioned after Tuesday’s match.
“Then I got really scared because I felt like as athletes we have a pretty high pain tolerance. It seemed really bad.”
Saville additionally underwent Achilles tendon surgical procedure in 2021.
Saville, 28, has received one singles title and three doubles crowns. She was ranked as excessive as No. 20 in singles in 2017.
She was earlier generally known as Daria Gavrilova till marrying males’s participant Luke Saville final 12 months.
–Field Level Media