Casey Dellacqua has been pressured to withdraw from the Australian summer season of tennis because of to lingering results from concussion.
The thirty-year-old, who appreciated a split-out doubles period achieving two grand slam finals, fell heavily at October’s China Open up.
She was hospitalised and returned to Australia for treatment, hopeful of a rapid recovery.
Even so, the West Australian has been identified with Put up-Concussion Syndrome, placing her enjoying foreseeable future in question.
“Casey is nonetheless going through complications, neck discomfort and is nonetheless not in a placement the place she is capable to practice to the level essential to be able to enjoy professional tennis,” manager Sam Maxwell said.
“There is no timeline on Casey’s return at existing, nevertheless we anticipate her to return to light-weight instruction in the coming months with a return to the tour some time after the Australian summertime.”
She will skip the Australian Open, Hopman Cup mixed-groups occasion – where she was to have partnered Lleyton Hewitt in one of his farewell activities – and the Sydney Intercontinental.
Dellacqua said she was centered on generating a total recovery.
“I am really upset that I have to miss the total Australian summer season, but my health is my priority,” she mentioned.
“I am generating tiny enhancements each working day and am seeking ahead to obtaining again on the tennis court once again soon.”
Dellacqua’s doubles calendar year brought a nomination for the John Newcombe Medal, gained by Sam Groth.
She will be replaced at the Hopman Cup by Jarmila Gajdosova.
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