Eugenie Bouchard Injury Update: Good News for Tennis Fans

Published 10/26/2021, 9:19 PM 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)


Former World No.5 Eugenie Bouchard is an integral part of the WTA Tour, even though she hasn’t played a competitive match in more than seven months due to a prolonging shoulder injury. Recently, she even joined Tennis Channel as a studio expert and gave her view on the tennis tour. But finally, she has now shared some good news to fans regarding her comeback on the tennis courts.

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One week ago, Bouchard had met her doctor and got an update on her shoulder injury. Later on, she took on Instagram and shared it with her fans. Most importantly, the Canadian star stated that although she must strengthen her shoulder more, she could soon hit the courts again.

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Eugenie Bouchard gives a positive update on her shoulder injury

Considering the gravity of the situation, Bouchard hasn’t held a tennis racquet for around five months. But now, after rigorous rehabilitation and recovery, the 27-year-old Canadian has left the bad days behind her.

“I saw the doctor last week, and he says everything’s on track and going well, but he wants to strengthen my shoulder a little bit more before I get back on the court,” Bouchard said on her Instagram story.

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada during the training match in the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Aviva Centre on August 04, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Anatoliy Cherkasov/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Furthermore, the 2014 Wimbledon finalist added that the update is right on her recovery schedule. Hence, she looked excited as she expressed the news of returning to the courts soon.

“Everything’s still on time,” Bouchard continued. “So I just need a few more weeks of intense PT and strengthening, and then I can finally, five months later, get on the court.”

Unquestionably, it has been a long recovery road for the Candian professional. But soon, Bouchard could start working on the WTA return. And that is great.

Bouchard’s roller-coaster career so far

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As Canada’s first Grand Slam finalist, Eugenie Bouchard was one of the most promising talents on the WTA Tour. However, injuries and inconsistency led to her downfall.

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates a point in her first round match against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium during day one of the 2020 ASB Classic at ASB Tennis Centre on January 06, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Although she has had some exceptional performances over the years, her World Rankings have continuously dropped. Presently, she is out of the Top 200 in women’s tennis.

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But considering her talent, Bouchard has the game to turn her career around in a single season. The only question is: Would she put her heart and mind into getting back on the top? Only time will tell.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Senior Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 1000 tennis articles.

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