"Like you never left" Nelly Korda on the mend after blood clot surgery

Nelly Korda is stepping up her training as she bids to return to the golf world after undergoing surgery for a blood clot.

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Fri, 20 May 2022
"Like you never left" Nelly Korda on the mend after blood clot surgery

LPGA Tour superstar Nelly Korda has made her first tentative steps as she plots her return to the golf world. 

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Recently the American underwent surgery for a blood clot in a subclavian vein in her left arm. 

The procedure went well, the 23-year-old said in a statement on Instagram, and now she looks like she is back on the mend.

"I am pleased to report the procedure went well and the doctors were happy with the outcome," Korda wrote in a social media post after her surgery.

"I am now home recovering and preparing to start rehab. I am looking forward to getting back to 100 percent so I can begin practicing."

Korda's announcement of her diagnosis came on 13 March. It forced her to miss out on several big tournaments on the schedule. 

Despite her absence, she is still ranked No.2 in the world rankings behind Jin Young Ko. 

Korda's last start came at the LPGA Drive On Championship where she tied for 15th. 

She has posted a video of her silky smooth swing onto her Instagram wearing a compression sleeve on her left arm. 

Let's be honest, how many of you have seen a better golf swing than this? Her sister Jessica posted: "Like you never left..." 

It looks completely effortless. There is still no word on when she will be able to return. 

But the game will be the better for it when she does play golf again. 

She is a fierce competitor. Last season her back-and-forth with Young Ko was captivating for golf fans to watch. 

Korda mised out to the Korean for the gong of LPGA Tour Player of the Year. 


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