More To It Than We Thought?

Serena Williams' foot condition may be symptom of something more.

A frail looking Serena Williams walking with the help of a scooter.

After hearing last year that tennis star Serena Williams sustained a foot injury when she stepped on glass in a restaurant, we've learned that the actual account may be something more.

An unconfirmed source is reporting that Serena has a bone disorder called osteomyelitis.

Osteomyelitis can cause severe pain causing an inability to put weight on the limb that is affected.

Serena shown here last year with a stone studded cast.

Further unconfirmed sources say Williams is apparently not responding to the drug Vancomycin (used to treat bacterial infections), reportedly prescribed to treat her ailment.

The drug can cause a wide range of side affects. One being a sore throat, another, severe leg pain, sometimes causing bone marrow suppression.

Serena tweeted in January: My throat feels raw. every time I take a sip of sumthin' it feels like i just swallowed 20,000 mini knives.

This week Serena suffered a pulmonary embolism allegedly from a blood clot in her leg that traveled to her lungs.

Her spokesperson gave the following statement:

"Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars [Sinai] for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation."

Operative word: critical.

She also underwent surgery to remove the clot in her lungs.

Again, we're not sure about the validity of the said reports, but we're wishing the best for Serena, as always, and hope that she soon recovers to return to excellent tennis shape.