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Alicia Rocks
Feb 7th, 2008, 10:23 PM
Torn calf muscle to sideline Molik for six weeks

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February 08, 2008 12:00am

ALICIA Molik's injury curse has grown worse - on two fronts - with the former world No. 8 now nursing a torn calf and golfer's elbow.

Molik will be sidelined for at least six weeks after a Fed Cup setback that will compromise the South Australian's preparation for May's French Open.

"Alicia's calf is black and she's on crutches," Molik's coach Nicole Bradtke said yesterday.

"She tore the calf at six-all in the first set in Fed Cup against New Zealand up in Bangkok (last week).

"She ran for a drop shot and she said it felt as if someone had hit her from behind with a racquet across the calf.

"She basically snapped the calf. There's a 2 1/2cm tear in her leg. Alicia's also got golfer's elbow, which is probably more of a worry because we know, with time, the calf's going to get better."

Molik is having rehabilitation daily at Olympic Park and hopes to resume at Miami next month.

Molik stood on the cusp of the top five in January 2005, only to be struck down by a debilitating inner-ear infection. In 2003 she suffered heel spurs on both feet.

In 2007 she was inconvenienced by a hamstring strain while also experiencing the first twinges of golfer's elbow.

And, while attempting to pilot Australia's unsuccessful bid for Fed Cup promotion, Molik tore her left calf.

"It's extremely unfortunate," Bradtke said.

"We were saying up in Bangkok that, as recently as three years ago, we had a world-class Fed Cup team.

"But with injuries and illness to Alicia and Sam Stosur, we're now struggling a bit. Alicia won't be hitting tennis balls for at least three weeks.

"We had planned to play Indian Wells, Rome, Strasbourg and the French Open, but now we'll have to make some adjustments.

"Miami (March 24-April 6) is a chance, but we might look at contesting some of the smaller ITF (International Tennis Federation) events.

"It will all depend on how Alicia recovers. The hardest thing with a calf is that you have to leave it a week longer than you actually think.

"We're confident Alicia will be ready for the French."

Bradtke said Molik would have to carefully monitor golfer's elbow, which is caused by over-use of muscles and tendons around the elbow.

At its most severe, the condition can produce shooting pains down the forearm.

Ranked 66th in the world, Molik lost in the second round of the Australia Open to Czech Nicole Vaidisova.

Alicia Rocks
Feb 7th, 2008, 10:24 PM
:sobbing: Had some points to defend up to Indian Wells.. so she will be struggling to be in the Top 100 when she comes back. *sigh* :sad:

Mightymirza
Feb 7th, 2008, 10:25 PM
OMG alicia :bigcry: get well soon please...

Talita Kumi
Feb 7th, 2008, 10:26 PM
:sobbing: I can´t stop... Alicia :hug:

radwanska
Feb 7th, 2008, 10:26 PM
get well soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Denise4925
Feb 7th, 2008, 10:27 PM
Yikes!!! That has happened to me before in a match. It put me out of commission from being able to play or take lessons for 6 weeks and by the time I came back, I was really far behind my class and my confidence in my skills were really shaken. It took me a while to get back on track.

Sad news for Alicia and her fans. :sad: Really some tough luck again.

IceSkaTennisFan
Feb 7th, 2008, 10:32 PM
My favorite Aussie player :sad: Get well soon Alicia.

QUEENLINDSAY
Feb 7th, 2008, 10:33 PM
come on Alicia, dont this girl know how to get fit?

hotandspicey
Feb 7th, 2008, 10:37 PM
Sh*t. Alicia's got some tough luck. :sad: just when she was getting back on track. Hope she recovers healthy and strong soon, but it might take more than 6 wks to comletely heal that tear.. Best of luck.

Zl@tko
Feb 7th, 2008, 10:39 PM
Such a bad luck for Alicia again. Get well soon!!!

Escape
Feb 7th, 2008, 10:40 PM
Get well soon Alicia :hug:

QUEENLINDSAY
Feb 7th, 2008, 10:40 PM
Her Serve should be taken away from her because it going into waste!!!

Harvs
Feb 7th, 2008, 10:45 PM
come on Alicia, dont this girl know how to get fit?

Her Serve should be taken away from her because it going into waste!!!

wtf?








anyways, this is ridiculous, can she get a bloody break. shes always got bloody injuries... :(:(:(

LTT
Feb 7th, 2008, 10:46 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Alizé Molik
Feb 7th, 2008, 11:13 PM
please retire alicia, i can't take it anymore!!!!!!!!

and stosur out of top 100 soon as well as pratt :(

vettipooh
Feb 8th, 2008, 01:21 AM
How unfortunate for Alicia. :sad: That's a terrible obstacle on the comeback trail. Get well soon, Alicia. Tennis needs you!

aussie_fan
Feb 8th, 2008, 01:24 AM
disappointing news, been waiting for an article, hopefully it can heal up quickly for alicia, wish her all the best

Danči Dementia
Feb 8th, 2008, 01:31 AM
Again...Alicia??

GET WELL VERY SOON!!!

SvetaPleaseWin.
Feb 8th, 2008, 01:31 AM
:sad:

partbrit
Feb 8th, 2008, 03:06 AM
Calf injury (http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23177522-3162,00.html) from Fed Cup, and she still has golfer's elbow.

kangaroo
Feb 8th, 2008, 03:08 AM
there's already a thread on this topic mate. just scroll down a tad and you should see

partbrit
Feb 8th, 2008, 03:15 AM
I missed it--sorry.

Sassy-Na
Feb 8th, 2008, 03:46 AM
I missed it--sorry.

no worries, meow meow.

Josh.
Feb 8th, 2008, 04:03 AM
ugh, alicia :hug: she's is just having the worst luck.

plantman
Feb 8th, 2008, 04:03 AM
Speedy recovery wishes Alicia! :sad:

switz
Feb 8th, 2008, 04:22 AM
it's shame because she really needs a long period where she plays a lot of matches. she way below her best at the Australian Open and this is worst kind of injury because you really can't do any hitting until it heals. I guess the only positive it the golfer's elbow will go away. very hard to play on tour with that kind of injury because you feel in with every swing.

Sassy-Na
Feb 8th, 2008, 04:23 AM
get well soon, molik.

Huntress555
Feb 8th, 2008, 04:25 AM
Alicia :sad:

This really sucks! The poor girl, it must be really frustrating for her.

azza
Feb 8th, 2008, 04:26 AM
Yikes!!! That has happened to me before in a match. It put me out of commission from being able to play or take lessons for 6 weeks and by the time I came back, I was really far behind my class and my confidence in my skills were really shaken. It took me a while to get back on track.

Sad news for Alicia and her fans. :sad: Really some tough luck again.

Yer but your not a pro so that pointless rave and rant u just posted is meaningless

skanky~skanketta
Feb 8th, 2008, 04:39 AM
wtf? this poor girl cant seem to catch a break! god! just like chanda rubin.

get well soon leesh!

svetaisthebest
Feb 8th, 2008, 05:10 AM
again:( Alicia :sad: :sad: :sad:

smit101
Feb 8th, 2008, 06:49 AM
This is so sad for Alicia...I noticed at the Australian Open that in her doubles matches she had strapping on her arm with a wrist band over it so thought something was wrong...Hope she will be back soon!!

Droolv
Feb 8th, 2008, 06:53 AM
:sad: Get well soon Leesh :hug:

:bigcry:

Ceri
Feb 8th, 2008, 08:09 AM
Not more injuries Alicia! This sucks. Take care of yourself and recover soon :)

ce
Feb 8th, 2008, 08:14 AM
crap :sad:

Denise4925
Feb 8th, 2008, 08:11 PM
Yer but your not a pro so that pointless rave and rant u just posted is meaningless

Sorry, didn't know you had to be a professional to have a similar injury, nor did I know that sympathizing wasn't allowed. :rolleyes: What a retard!