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Petkovic´ back not getting better. Return unknown.

German TV saying she had her back re-examined and the stress fracture in her lower back is healing very slowly/poorly and it´s unknown when she will return to the Tour.

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post #2 of 143 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 2012, 04:29 PM
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similar to Ági's and Dinara's injury..
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Sad . Get well soon Petko .
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Wow I really didnt think this injury was so serious Poor Petko

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Re: Petkovic´ back not getting better. Return unknown.

That is very worrying. Back injuries seem to be damaging, even ending, so many careers at the moment. It never used to be quite this bad. But unfortunately these days it seems players feel the need to stretch their fitness level's so far and sometimes this is what happens. Andrea has a nice game to watch, I like her and think she is an underrated player by a lot of this board too, obviously a great personality as well.

I hope this is something that can be sorted out and we will see Andrea back on the tour at some point this year, and of course the sooner the better. That said, it is best not to rush coming back where a back injury is concerned and we may just have to be patient.

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Better take as long as possible and heal. Poor Andrea, hopefully she'll make it in time for Olympics.

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when was she expecting to return?I mean a fracture is a serious injury,i'd be surprised if it took less than 3 months to heal.
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This sucks. I really miss her.
Hopefully she gets better soon!
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Another great player, another freaking lower back injury.

I really hope that she doesn't try to rush into a return - I think Safina would have still been playing today if she had rested up as soon as she picked up her injury instead of playing on through it.

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The unluckiest player on tour probably. Was about to break through in 2008 when she got that terrible injury against Chakvetadze after which she was out for 9 months and then was stuck in ITFs for another 9 months. Now she's a top 10 player on the quick rise and this happens.
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Not my Petkorazzi! Back injuries suck, especially for a tennis player. She's gonna be out for awhile...
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Back injury ruined Safina's career. And Petkovic is so fit, shows how random these bad injuries are. Could happen to any player, even the fittest.

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