“So Excited to Get on a Court Soon”: Eugenie Bouchard Gives Major Update on Her Rehab Post Surgery

Published 07/15/2021, 7:53 AM EDT
WUHAN, CHINA – SEPTEMBER 26: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates after won the match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on day six of 2014 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open at Optics Valley International Tennis Center on September 26, 2014 in Wuhan, China. (Photo by Hong Wu/Getty Images)


Eugenie Bouchard has provided an update on her rehabilitation and recovery post surgery. Speaking on a podcast, the Canadian tennis star said she is into her sixth week post her shoulder surgery and her recovery is going well.

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She added that her shoulder is no longer in a sling and she has started doing movement and mobility drills to regain strength.

“Today (Thursday) is exactly six weeks post operation. I am well out of the sling, doing lots of movement, mobility, rehab exercises. I do them every single day,” Bouchard said.

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Eugenie Bouchard says she has got her shoulder off the sling

The 2014 Wimbledon runner-up had earlier revealed in a social media post that she suffered a tear in her right shoulder during her opening match at the Guadalajara Open back in March.

The 27-year-old Canadian won her opening match and got on a bit of a roll thereafter, stringing some more wins together and reaching the tournament final.

Though she couldn’t get past Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo in the championship clash, Bouchard’s run to the final saw her take a quantum leap in the rankings, putting her within a touching distance of breaking back into the Top-100.

The Canadian is currently ranked 118th in singles.

Bouchard had revealed her surgery in a social media post

Revealing what necessitated the surgery, the Canadian had said in her social media post, “I have tried every form of conservative treatment and rehab known to man, to no avail. So last week, I pulled the trigger and had arthroscopic surgery. Doc says everything went great.”

“I have a tough road of rehab ahead of me, but my spirits are high and I will work hard to get back to the job that I love,” Bouchard had said.

Giving more details on the status of her recovery, the 27-year-old said she is excited at the prospect of stepping back on the court again once she has regained enough strength on her shoulder.

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – AUGUST 14: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada looks on in her Women’s Singles Quarter Final match against Elise Mertens of Belgium during the WTA Prague Open tennis tournament at TK Sparta Praha on August 14, 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic. (Photo by Martin Sidorjak/Getty Images)

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“Just so excited to get on a court soon, not soon soon, but I have to make sure that my shoulder’s strong enough to get on, maybe in another six weeks. I have a very slow progression of training but time’s going by fast,” Bouchard said.

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She added that while her shoulder heals, she is busy with other projects.

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.

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