Serious Knee Injury Ends Bethanie Mattek-Sands’s Wimbledon

“I’ve never seen anything like this in my life, such an injury,” Cirstea said. “So then I think I was a little bit shocked, as well.”

Mattek-Sands’s husband, Justin Sands, Cirstea and Cirstea’s trainer gathered around her on the court.

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“She kept saying: ‘Sorana, help me! Sorana help me! Sorana, help me!’ I said, ‘I’m here, I’m here, I’m here,’” Cirstea said.

She added: “I said, ‘I am here, you are strong, you can do this.’ I was trying, but of course I felt useless.”

Medical attention for Mattek-Sands arrived bit by bit, in what seemed like too slow of a process for Cirstea, who estimated that it took at least 10 to 15 minutes for a stretcher to arrive. Mattek-Sands continued screaming in agony until she was wheeled off the court roughly 20 minutes later.

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Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/sports/tennis/bethanie-mattek-sands-knee-injury-wimbledon.html

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