Bethanie Mattek-Sands gets back on the horse following latest surgery


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Bethanie Mattek-Sands gets back on the horse following latest surgery

Bethanie Mattek-Sands appears to be recovering well from her latest knee surgery. The eight-time doubles Grand Slam champion went under the knife again this week to get something called ‘Plica’ surgically removed from her right knee.

Mattek-Sands documented her injury on Instagram: “Has anyone else heard of ‘Plica’? ... Google it quick, I’ll wait... Apparently mine is the reincarnation of the living organism from the movie “Life” and is trying to destroy my knee and ultimately humankind as we know it.

So for the sake of the world, I am getting it removed surgically (seriously) and giving #RyanReynolds a second chance to take it back up into space in a very secure bio-hazard container.. Your Welcome Ryan”.

Has anyone else heard of ‘Plica’? ...

Google it quick, I’ll wait... Apparently mine is the reincarnation of the living organism from the movie “Life” and is trying to destroy my knee and ultimately humankind as we know it. So for the sake of the world, I am getting it removed surgically (seriously) and giving #RyanReynolds a second chance to take it back up into space in a very secure bio-hazard container..

Your Welcome Ryan... πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ‘¨‍πŸš€#GetPlicaTrending 🦠πŸ₯½ #GameSetMattek 🦸🏼‍♀️ #StayTuned for #InBedWithBethanie πŸ›Œ

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We googled Plica and apparently it is a fold of synovial membrane behind the knee cap.

It can become irritated with repetitive motions and overuse. However, just days after surgery Mattek-Sands posted a picture of herself on an exercise bike, showing off her progress.

The 33-year-old has been rattled with injury throughout her career.

Most recently at Wimbledon in 2017 she dislocated her right knee cap and ruptured her patellar ligament during her second round clash against Sorana Cirstea. Mattek-Sands collapsed in agony and shouted expletives, which she later apologised for.

She bounced back to win the 2018 US Open mixed doubles, partnering with Jamie Murray. But the eccentric star will have to miss the upcoming Indian Wells tournament, where she was a champion in 2016 with Coco Vandeweghe.