Source: Serena Williams in danger of losing her leg

According to online reports, tennis superstar Serena Williams’ reps are working overtime to keep rumors about Serena’s badly infected foot under wraps.

According to Williams, she injured her foot stepping on broken glass at a restaurant last July. But sources say there’s more to the story than that.

Reportedly, Williams has a serious bone infection (osteomyelitis) in her right foot that is not responding well to intravenous antibiotics such as Vancomycin, considered among the last-line of antibiotics that doctors use when all else fails.

As a result, Williams is losing weight and her weakened state has caused mobility problems. Earlier this week, the sickly 29-year-old tweeted: “My throat feels raw. every time I take a sip of sumthin it feels like i just swallowed 20,000 mini knives. its 5:10am…”

In addition to dizziness, muscle weakness and low blood pressure, IV Vancomycin’s serious side effects include a persistent sore throat and swelling of the tongue and throat.

Osteomyelitis can result in great loss of bone, but is treatable if caught early. The injury has caused Serena to miss the US Open, and she has plummeted from #1 to #13 in the world.

I would wish Serena a speedy recovery, but it seems as though she is beyond that now.

Photos by Bauer Griffin



 


66 Responses to “Source: Serena Williams in danger of losing her leg”

  1. 1
    chibytex says:

    The devil is working…God will heal her foot and she’s gonna come back stronger than ever…

  2. 2
    kingstonn says:

    i thought Vanco was in the first line of defense?
    hm. well, in any case, i hope she recovers.

  3. 3
    eastpointvet says:

    i hope her foot heels so she can get back to wearing some outfits on the court to talk about

  4. 4
    StillASassyOne says:

    Dang Sandra- you can STILL wish her a speedy recovery, you know? Things do complete 180s better even though they look like they’re headed for the worst all the time.

    Have a heart, Grinch! You had that extra day off earlier this week and you’ve been mean every since! Geesh!

    I hope Serena gets COMPLETELY healed soon!

  5. 5
    Danielle says:

    That’s horrible. I really hope this is not true!

  6. 6
    2012 says:

    @StillASassyOne

    LMAOff!

  7. 7
    Daisy says:

    Pray still works *in my Vanessa Bell Armstrong voice*

  8. 8
    2012 says:

    @chibytex

    You right about that!

    Out of AAAAALLLLLLLL the female tennis players, it JUST happens to be the #1 black female in the world ( or universe ) that got a foot infection. SMH.

  9. 9
    Daisy says:

    *prayer

  10. 10
    Luvmybabygirl samarra says:

    Wow.I hope she does have a speedy recovery. All that talent. It would be a shame if it is over so soon.

  11. 11
    Anna says:

    Not sure why it was important to mention that she went from #1 to #13, unless she will use it to sue the resturant for the glass on the floor.
    I wish her well.

  12. 12
    2012 says:

    They tryin to take her out, just like they took Tiger out, and just like they jealous asses might try to take Mick Vick out too!

  13. 13
    2012 says:

    Was she walking bare footed when she stepped on the glass tho???????

  14. 14
    FABULOSALAKER says:

    i :pray: she recovers i know this has to be hard on her :(

  15. 15
    West Coast Chick says:

    I hope she recovers 100% – Sandra, that was not OK to photo shop her foot outta the picture.. that was evil :nono:

  16. 16
    chibytex says:

    Anna says:

    Not sure why it was important to mention that she went from #1 to #13, unless she will use it to sue the resturant for the glass on the floor.
    I wish her well.
    _______________________________________________________
    There Sandra go dry-hating again…
    Her muthaflucking back accont still number 1 though…

  17. 17
    chibytex says:

    Im

  18. 18
    chibytex says:

    i’m off to go get my hair done for me houston trip this weekend!!
    Talk to ya’ll later
    :cya:

  19. 19
    miko says:

    sandra…where do u come up with this BS?

  20. 20
    His_Mommy623 says:

    Hey Miko!

    dayum Serena…hope it gets better :pray:

  21. 21
    Anna says:

    West Coast Chick says:

    Sandra, that was not OK to photo shop her foot outta the picture.. that was evil.
    ~~~~~~
    I don’t think Sandra did. In the smaller pics Serena is leaning on the right knee.

  22. 22
    spongebobfan says:

    her leg HAS been ****ed up a long time feels like a yr

  23. 23
    prynsexxx says:

    I hope she makes a full and speedy recovery.

  24. 24
    prynsexxx says:

    West Coast Chick says:

    Sandra, that was not OK to photo shop her foot outta the picture.. that was evil.
    ___________________

    I think she’s riding on a “hood” Hoveround.

  25. 25
    West Coast Chick says:

    Anna says:

    West Coast Chick says:

    Sandra, that was not OK to photo shop her foot outta the picture.. that was evil.
    ~~~~~~
    I don’t think Sandra did. In the smaller pics Serena is leaning on the right knee.

    _________________________________

    Thanks Anna, I see that now… my bad Sandra… but like a sprang ankle, boy that aint nothing to play with :nono:

  26. 26
    His_Mommy623 says:

    prynsexxx says:

    West Coast Chick says:

    Sandra, that was not OK to photo shop her foot outta the picture.. that was evil.
    ___________________

    I think she’s riding on a “hood” Hoveround.

    oh this is good :rofl:

  27. 27
    M3z says:

    Dang Rena’! Hope that foot gets better! If her tennis game is over she can always fall back to Common #noshade #golddiggingisreal

  28. 28
    Anna says:

    West Coast Chick says:

    Anna says:

    West Coast Chick says:

    Sandra, that was not OK to photo shop her foot outta the picture.. that was evil.
    ~~~~~~
    I don’t think Sandra did. In the smaller pics Serena is leaning on the right knee.

    _________________________________

    Thanks Anna, I see that now… my bad Sandra… but like a sprang ankle, boy that aint nothing to play with
    ~~~
    LOL, I too thought Sandra was trying to be messy. I clicked on the pics(which I never do).

  29. 29
    KrayZKat says:

    That Vanco is no joke. Get well, Serena!

  30. 30
    LiveLaughLove says:

    GOD is Able Serena!

  31. 31
    YSoSerious says:

    StillASassyOne says:
    Dang Sandra- you can STILL wish her a speedy recovery, you know? Things do complete 180s better even though they look like they’re headed for the worst all the time.

    Have a heart, Grinch! You had that extra day off earlier this week and you’ve been mean every since! Geesh!

    I hope Serena gets COMPLETELY healed soon!
    *****************************************
    :cosign:

    And isn’t Sandra the same person that said Mariah Carey wasn’t preggers but had one foot in the grave?

    Auntie mos def needs more people on this one. :coffee:

  32. 32
    Anna says:

    M3z says:

    Dang Rena’! Hope that foot gets better! If her tennis game is over she can always fall back to Common
    ~~~~~~
    Did she and Common really break up? Rumor is that he wants to propose.

  33. 33
    KDub says:

    WHAT????? Now I feel TERRIBLE for saying she looked like Holiday Heart. LORD…

    Yes Vancomycin is used to treat MRSA too…

    Oh God….going to go google this.

  34. 34
    KDub says:

    And yes she has lost hella amounts of weight too…Good LORD…

  35. 35
    KABYEYOU says:

    man crazy day at work so far good afternoon people….

    :think:

    and with one leg and that donk serena could still get it

  36. 36
    xcal86 says:

    Serena was always waaay thick!! Always said she needed to lose weight. That’s one way to do it. And with the foot amputation, that’s an easy 10 lbs right there. Imma just sayin.

    ;)

  37. 37
    ALBoy says:

    Kaby you stupid :lol:

  38. 38
    ALBoy says:

    xcal :no: thats Wrong :no:

  39. 39
    Anna says:

    xcal86 says:

    Serena was always waaay thick!! Always said she needed to lose weight. That’s one way to do it. And with the foot amputation, that’s an easy 10 lbs right there. Imma just sayin.

    ~~~~
    I’m just :praying: for you, and for me that I don’t laugh. I don’t send ppl to the :kona: but this qualifies.

  40. 40
    KABYEYOU says:

    @alboy you feel me serena money is generations long i can look pass a missing limb lol.. my boys would be like man she missing a leg i would say she rich and……

    “she phat doe” :claps:

  41. 41
    Anna says:

    KABYEYOU says:

    man crazy day at work so far good afternoon people….

    and with one leg and that donk serena could still get it

    ~~~~~~~~~
    I keep forgetting you are a male. Your gravi pic throws me off, I think of a mom using a pic of her child.

  42. 42
    speaknoevil says:

    OMGosh..i hope this isn’t true!

  43. 43
    ALBoy says:

    @ Kaybe I feel you that how i am about my baby Oprah :yes:

  44. 44

    Serena didn’t need to loose not one pound to me.

    We are all created in different sizes and shapes. Her athletic body is porportioned to perfection. Muscles toned, basketball booty–tighter than a drum. Nice rack, flat stomach…need I say more?

    Get well soon Serena! :pray:

  45. 45

    Hey everybody :waves: I’m checking in for a few minutes

    @Al :hugs:
    @Kaby…What does your screen name mean?

  46. 46
    ALBoy says:

    :hug: right back at you Queen

  47. 47
    KABYEYOU says:

    @corp its actually how you pronounce my real name which is Kabiou (cuh-bye-you)

  48. 48
    Sandra Rose says:

    kingstonn says:

    i thought Vanco was in the first line of defense?
    ____________________

    No, Vanco is the last line of defense because it’s so corrosive. Doctors usually try broad spectrum antibiotics first before they resort to Vancomycin, which is caustic to the veins and surrounding tissue.

  49. 49
    Sandra Rose says:

    StillASassyOne says:

    Dang Sandra- you can STILL wish her a speedy recovery, you know? Things do complete 180s better even though they look like they’re headed for the worst all the time.
    _____________________

    Apparently, you didn’t take the time to read my post (as usual). :coffee:

  50. 50
    CHARBEE says:

    GET WELL SOON SERENA. WE ARE :pray: FOR YOU.

  51. 51
    Sandra Rose says:

    West Coast Chick says:

    Sandra, that was not OK to photo shop her foot outta the picture.. that was evil
    ____________________

    Those pictures are untouched. I did not photoshop anything.

  52. 52

    @Kaby…that’s very original…nice name

    @Sandra…You’re so smart. My finger feels infected and this post makes me want to get it checked out.

  53. 53
    Sandra Rose says:

    xcal86 says:

    Serena was always waaay thick!! Always said she needed to lose weight. That’s one way to do it. And with the foot amputation, that’s an easy 10 lbs right there. Imma just sayin.
    _________________

    :|

  54. 54
    Anna says:

    KABYEYOU says:

    @corp its actually how you pronounce my real name which is Kabiou (cuh-bye-you)

    ~~~~~~~
    Glad somebody asked. Thanks for explaining. I thought your screen name meant K(OK)by you?

  55. 55
    Sandra Rose says:

    CorporateQueen says:

    My finger feels infected and this post makes me want to get it checked out.
    ___________________

    Thanks. What do you mean by your finger “feels infected”? What happened to your finger?

  56. 56
    doublenae says:

    so i looked up what ‘Vaco’ was and i got this..

    Why is this medication prescribed?
    Vancomycin is used to treat colitis (inflammation of the intestine caused by certain bacteria) that may occur after antibiotic treatment. Vancomycin is in a class of medications called glycopeptide antibiotics. It works by killling bacteria in the intestines. Vancomycin will not kill bacteria or treat infections in any other part of the body when taken by mouth. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000282

    :think:

    so why again is she taking this?? :shrug:

  57. 57
    ELove says:

    Man I REALLY HOPE this story is PLAIN BULL-SHYT !!!

    I LUV Serena Williams as OUR Finest & MOST Admired and Productive ATHLETE we have going TODAY (Real…)

  58. 58

    55 Sandra Rose says:

    CorporateQueen says:

    My finger feels infected and this post makes me want to get it checked out.
    ___________________

    Thanks. What do you mean by your finger “feels infected”? What happened to your finger?
    ____________________________________

    Let me preface this by saying, I know this may sound silly but…
    My hubby bought me a new upgraded wedding ring with 3 rings in the set. I’ve had the rings sized twice but the middle diamond set is heavy which makes the ring spin around my finger irritating it. Then I ate a bag of potato chips…which I normally don’t do…because of salt/water retention. Now this morning I woke up with my finger swollen like a sausage and underneath the ring my finger feels sore and infected. At this point I can’t even get the ring off and my finger is numb.

  59. 59
    KABYEYOU says:

    @CORP AND @ANNA THANKS MOM WAS GOING THROUGH HER ETHNIC PHASE WHEN IT WAS MY TURN LOL

  60. 60
    Sandra Rose says:

    CorporateQueen says:

    Now this morning I woke up with my finger swollen like a sausage and underneath the ring my finger feels sore and infected. At this point I can’t even get the ring off and my finger is numb.
    ______________________

    I would go to a doctor – especially if the swelling hasn’t gone done by now. Do you have high blood pressure? Is there any other part of your body that’s swollen, such as your ankles?

  61. 61
    Sandra Rose says:

    doublenae says:

    so i looked up what ‘Vaco’ was and i got this..

    so why again is she taking this??
    ____________________

    I would explain it to you, but then you would Google some other reason to argue with me about something I went to school for. :coffee:

  62. 62
    girlwarrior says:

    It kind of sounds like VRE. Especially if the Vanc isn’t even helping heal the infection.
    I hope they figure it out and don’t have to do anything drastic. I miss seeing her dominant the tennis courts… with questionable outfits. Lol.

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  64. 64

    CorporateQueen says:

    Now this morning I woke up with my finger swollen like a sausage and underneath the ring my finger feels sore and infected. At this point I can’t even get the ring off and my finger is numb.
    ______________________

    I would go to a doctor – especially if the swelling hasn’t gone done by now. Do you have high blood pressure? Is there any other part of your body that’s swollen, such as your ankles?
    _____________________________________________

    Excellent question about the high blood pressure…but no. I get regular check-ups. Guess it’s time for another one. Only the upper parts of my body swell ie: fingers, chest, stomach. Weird..never the ankles.

  65. 65
    Sandra Rose says:

    CorporateQueen says:

    Only the upper parts of my body swell ie: fingers, chest, stomach. Weird..never the ankles.
    ___________________

    That’s great to hear. I was a little worried. Let us know what the doctor says about your finger.

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