WTA Rising Star Michelle Larcher De Brito Suffers From ECU Tendinitis
Portuguese Women’s Tennis Association rising star Michelle Larcher De Brito retired in her second round match at Wimbledon due to wrist pain.
After having her wrist examined by a hand surgeon, De Brito mentioned on her Facebook page that she is suffering from ECU Tendinitis, stating “the muscle that keeps the tendon against the bone tore off and is not keeping my tendon in place. Unfortunately this can only be corrected surgically.”
Procedures such as ECU subsheath repair are routinely performed by NYC wrist surgeon Dr. Pruzansky. This procedure typically takes 6 – 8 weeks to heal.
In 2008 Michelle won her first 20 wins and challenged Serena Williams in a three-set battle, in which she ultimately lost.