Bianca Andreescu's brutal update on sickening Miami Open injury

The Canadian was left in tears on the court after the horror injury.

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Bianca Andreescu in tears after her injury and Andreescu during a media interview.
Bianca Andreescu (pictured right) in unaware of how long she will be away from the court after announcing she tore two ligaments in her ankle at the Miami Open. (Images: @Tennis Channel/Getty Images)

Canadian tennis favourite Bianca Andreescu has announced she tore two ligaments in her ankle, but is unaware of how long she will remain off the court as she deals with the horrific injury from the Miami Open. In one of the more horrific scenes seen on a tennis court, Andreescu doubled over in pain on Monday when she twisted her ankle against Ekaterina Alexandrova.

The 22-year-old was leading in the second set when she was left in tears on the ground. Andreescu was overheard telling those surrounding her that she had, "never felt this kind of pain before," as Alexandrova rushed to check on her opponent.

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On Wednesday, Andreescu announced she was in a boot and that the pain felt during the accident was excruciating as she was taken off the court in a wheelchair and in tears. Her mother was also seen in tears as she was left wondering just how bad her daughter's latest injury was in a tough moment.

And Andreescu has taken to social media to tell her fans that while she has torn two ligaments, the injury setback could have been worse for her recovery. "Results show that I've torn 2 ligaments in my left ankle," she wrote. "It's tough to say exactly how long it will take, but let's just say it could've been much worse.

"I'm going to take it day by day, and I am optimistic that with the right work, rehab, and preparation, I'll be back on court soon. Rehab process has already started and will continue to give update. Love you all."

Unfortunately, the former US Open winner couldn't put a timeline on her return to action. This is a shame considering her return to form after a tough run in recent years due to injury.

Andreescu will be hoping to recover from the setback, which follows a serious knee injury in 2021 that kept her out of the sport for a long period.

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Andreescu took to social media on Tuesday to address the injury. While the grand slam winner said it was too early to tell the significance of her ankle injury, she reiterated the pain she was in during the horrific incident.

"Woke up with a brace on my foot...anyone know what happened?" Andreescu wrote. "On a serious note tho... that was the worst pain I've ever felt... praying for nothing serious. Still waiting on official results. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and kind words, doesn't go unnoticed."

Bianca Andreescu celebrates winning a point.
Bianca Andreescu (pictured) is hoping her latest injury isn't a major setback. (Photo by Robert Prange/Getty Images)

Andreescu will be hoping to get back on the court as soon as possible after yet another injury setback. After catapulting herself to superstardom when she won the 2019 US Open, Andreescu has battled a number of injuries.

The Canadian hurt her knee in 2020, which ruled hampered her 2021 season. Andreescu then revealed she wanted to quit tennis during the Covid-19 pandemic due to exhaustion.

This saw her skip the 2022 Australian Open due to the struggles with travel and entering the tennis bubbles during the pandemic. However, the Canadian rediscovered her passion for the sport and has been on the comeback trail in 2023.

Elsewhere at the Miami Open, Australian Open winner Aryna Sabalenka was shocked as she went down in straight sets to Sorana Cirstea. The Romanian star was left taken aback at her own performance.

"I think I'm a bit speechless," she said after the match. "I came out knowing that it's going to be a really tough match. Aryna hits so hard, so I knew I had to hold my ground, and I'm very, very happy with my performance today.

"I guess people like to keep count of the age, the years, the results, but I never do that. I just mind my own business, work hard, do my thing, believe in my game, work with my coach Thomas Johansson — we just started in December and so far, I think it's going great. I'm not defined by numbers. I'm just trying to keep my head down and work hard."

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