One of the biggest stars on the LPGA Tour has been sidelined for an unspecified period of time as Nelly Korda announced on Sunday that she required an emergency room visit for a blood clot in her arm.
“After a typical morning workout, my arm started to feel like it was swelling,” Korda wrote on social media. “At the advice of my doctor, I went to the Emergency Room as a precaution. I was diagnosed with a blood clot. I am currently at home getting treatment to eliminate further risks.”
Korda hasn’t played on Tour since the LPGA Drive On Championship at the beginning of February, opting to skip a pair of events in Singapore and Thailand, respectively.
Her next scheduled start was supposed to be the JTBC Classic presented by Barbasol next week in Carlsbad, Calif., but that’s now uncertain. The first major championship of the year — the Chevron Championship (formerly the ANA Inspiration) — is just three weeks away.
“I will communicate my status as and when there is more information,” Korda wrote. “In the meantime, I want to thank everyone for their support and ask for privacy for all our family during this time. I hope to be back soon.”