Seven years after rupturing her left achilles in a PSA final, Team USA’s Amanda Sobhy sustained another devastating injury set back–a rupture of her right achilles–in the final of the TTI Milwaukee Hong Kong Open Sunday, December 3.
Sobhy had been in top form in Hong Kong having produced a major three-game upset over world No. 1 Nour El Sherbini in the semifinals to reach what was her fourth career PSA Platinum final and first since 2021.
The first game opened up as an evenly-matched affair when at 5-all, Sobhy collapsed due to her injury. The thirty-year-old later discovered the extent of her injuries and will returned stateside to begin her recovery.
Sobhy returned to the ranking of world No. 4 this week as a result of her final run–a bitter sweet achievement for the highest-ranked American ever on the PSA World Tour.
Sobhy released a statement reflecting on the experience on social media:
“I felt like for the first time in my life I’ve actually been taking care of myself across all aspects–mind, body and spirit. I am playing the best squash of my career & truly LOVING it again. How could I have ruptured my achilles again?” Sobhy said. “I don’t know the reason yet as to why I tore my achilles, but what I do know is that I’m going to come back stronger…again. I am truly blown away by the amount of messages I’ve received the last 24 hours. I can feel the love from all over the world and I cannot thank you all enough for the love and support.”
Read Sobhy’s entire message here.
Sobhy successfully underwent surgery on Friday, December 8, as she begins her road to recovery.
7 years later & I still look immaculate in hospital scrubs 😂😂😂 Successful surgery this afternoon! Thank you Dr. Drakos & @HSpecialSurgery for looking after me! 🙏🏽 Let the road to recovery officially begin! 💪🏽💪🏽 #MandsOnTheMend pic.twitter.com/gjWenwLAxL
— Amanda Sobhy (@itssobhytime) December 8, 2023