Johanna Konta’s career could be hampered for the rest of her life due to a knee injury.


Johanna Konta’s career could be hampered for the rest of her life due to a knee injury.

Johanna Konta, the British number one, has admitted that she may have to play through a knee issue for the rest of her career after first disregarding it.

Konta was forced to withdraw from two Wimbledon warm-up events in Birmingham and Eastbourne due to a tendon condition in her right knee that requires ongoing management.

That occurred after she won the Viking Open in Nottingham earlier this month, after playing five matches in six days, giving her a much-needed lift ahead of her home grand slam, which begins on Monday.

She admitted, “I suppose at first I didn’t really realize that there was something going on.” “It took me far too long to solve it properly, and by that time it had become a big issue.

“Tendon difficulties aren’t easy; they don’t follow a set of rules for rest, healing, and rehabilitation, and then you’re ready to go again; it’s essentially just management.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever had anything like that happen to me. Knock on wood, I’ve been extremely fortunate; I’ve never had an injury that required surgery or that has kept me off the court for an extended period of time.

“It’s been one of those things that I’ve had to prepare for and try to manage. It’s something I’ve had to adjust to over time.

“Will it continue to be a part of my career? Possibly. I believe I have more extended stretches of it being excellent and pain-free.

“I haven’t been pain-free in over two and a half years, so there are a lot of positives.

“I believe I will be in charge of this for a long time. Hopefully, I’ll be able to kick it before I have to stop playing.”

Konta, who recently got engaged, says she has to put in a lot of gym time to control the problem, but she isn’t concerned about it flareing up during a match.

She went on to say, “It’s a management problem.” “I make sure I’m putting enough load through it,” says the narrator. (This is a brief piece.)


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