Malaysia’s Sivasangari Subramaniam is recovering after being involved in a road accident at the end of June and the World No.16 underwent a successful facial surgery today.
Subramaniam has been receiving treatment in hospital since the accident on Sunday June 26 and has had to pull out of the upcoming Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Speaking to The Star, Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) Director of Coaching – Major S. Maniam – said: “I’ve visited her several times, and every time I go and see her, she is improving. She will be in the hospital for another week.
“The surgery [was] for her jaw and under the eye. She has got a neck brace to take care of the slight fracture on her cervical spine.
“As for her return, we will take it as it comes.”
Since the accident, Subramaniam has taken to social media to thank her fans for their concerns and well wishes, while she also celebrated her rise to a career-high ranking of No.16 after the PSA Women’s World Rankings for July were released last week.
Hi everyone, thank you for all your concerns and wishes. I am doing much better now, and will get back to all of you really soon. Once again, thank you for all your messages and please keep me in your prayers!
— Sivasangari (@sangari_99) June 30, 2022
#16 in the world!!
Hope to recover and get back at it asap https://t.co/MBOBHcftgA
— Sivasangari (@sangari_99) July 2, 2022
Meanwhile, the Cornell Squash team – the team Subramaniam has competed for while attending college there in the United States – has made a page where fans and well wishers can send messages to Subramaniam.
Send your message here.
In the meantime, the PSA wishes Subramaniam a speedy recovery and hopes to see her back on court soon.