(7 JAN.) The hip injury that forced Kim to retire from the Brisbane International Open seems not to be as worrying as initially feared and should not jeopardise the defence of her Australian Open title.
Kim underwent an MRI scan which revealed a muscle spasm rather than a tear. To be more precise, Kim allegedly suffers from a spasm on her tensor fascia lata, a muscle on the outside of the hip.
'If everything goes according to plan, one week should be enough for a full recovery', Kim said.
Over the next few days Kim will receive intensive treatment and should undergo a new test on Wednesday to check the evolution of the recovery process.