Jarka goes under the knife
Jarmila Wolfe, who revealed she has been playing with pain for a year, underwent shoulder surgery earlier this week.
Jarmila Wolfe has undergone shoulder surgery in a bid to alleviate pain she has endured for the past year.
Wolfe, a former world No.25 who has slipped to 189th, went under the knife in Texas; her surgeon, Dr Keith Meister, regularly works with Texas Rangers baseball players.
Despite playing four events since March – her most recent being a semifinal finish at the $25,000 ITF event in Jackson in early April – Wolfe decided that surgery was the best option.
“I been playing with pain my shoulder for almost a year and (in the) last few weeks it’s been getting worse and (I) was struggling to play and train as much as I would like to,” she revealed.
“So we decided with my team – Todd Langman, Todd Ley and my surgeon Dr Keith Meister – to do surgery and fix the problem. Surgery went well and I am already starting with rehab tomorrow.”
Wolfe has endured struggles in the past few years, first losing her mother to cancer in 2012 and more recently battling with a lengthy bout of mononucleosis.
Coupled with niggling injuries, it has proven a frustrating and emotional period for the 28-year-old.
“As you all know I been through a lot last four years and was hoping finally for a good time in my tennis career and get in back to where it used to be few years back but I had another little set back,” she said.
“I look at it as a little bump on the road and I know it will make me stronger and more hungry for success and for my comeback. I am not giving up my dream and I am motivated and have great team of people around me.”
Wolfe made a special mention of her fans on her various social media accounts.
“I am very thankful for all your support and I hope to be back as soon as I can. I will keep you posted on my progress and of course it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t keep posting photos,” she wrote on Instagram.