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Nelly Korda off duty after ER visit revealed blood clot

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Nelly Korda, the number 2 player in the world, is sidelined after a health problem. (Russell Lansford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Nelly Korda has been sidelined with a blood clot diagnosed during a trip to the emergency room on Friday.

The LPGA golfer announced the news on Sunday. He wrote on social media that he experienced swelling in his arm after working out Friday morning in Ponte Verda Beach, Florida. He went to a local emergency room, where he was diagnosed with a blood clot. She wrote that she is now receiving treatment at home and hopes to “be back soon”.

She did not disclose any further information about her condition.

Korda, 23, is coming off a breakout season on the LPGA Tour and is the second-ranked player in the world. She posted four wins on tour last season, including her first major win at the Women’s PGA Championship in June. She won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in August representing Team USA.

Korda posted three top-20 finishes in three events so far this season, with his best finish being a fourth-place finish at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions in January. The Chevron Championship, formerly the ANA Inspiration, is the first major on this season’s women’s golf schedule, scheduled to kick off on March 31. The US Women’s Open is the next major on the schedule beginning June 2. It’s not immediately clear when Korda will be able to resume playing again.

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