Serena Williams hospitalized after lung blood clot

Serena Williams at the 2008 U.S. Open

Serena Williams is recovering in a Los Angeles hospital this week after suffering a hematoma related to treatment for a pulmonary embolism, according to a report from People.

 The tennis star had been receiving treatment for the embolism (a blood clot in the lungs) at L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center since last week, but her condition took a turn for the worse on Monday. 

"Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation," her rep told People.

Doctors discovered the blood clot after Williams returned from New York, where she had been receiving treatment for a lingering foot injury. Williams stepped on a piece of broken glass in a restaurant shortly after winning at Wimbledon last July, and operations and complications have prevented her from competing since.

People also reported that, the night before being hospitalized, Williams had looked "stunning" at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscars party. (via Reuters)


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