Nelly Korda has had to withdraw from the Aramco Team Series - London due to being bitten by a dog last week in Seattle

The 2023 Aramco Team Series - London individual title winner Nelly Korda will not be defending her title after having to withdraw from the LET event at Centurion Club on medical grounds.

On Friday afternoon, the Aramco Team Series Media team released the following statement:

"World No. 1 Nelly Korda has, on medical grounds, withdrawn from the Aramco Team Series presented by PIF – London. 

"Among the competitors will be Team GB stars Charley Hull and Georgia Hall, alongside a host of LET and LPGA stars, including 18 Olympians."

At first the medical grounds were unknown but not long after Nelly Korda released her own statement via her Instagram story:

"I regret to announce that I must withdraw from next week's Ladies European Tour tournament in London. On Saturday in Seattle, I was bitten by a dog and need time to receive treatment and recover fully.

"I apologize to the LET, the sponsors, and my fans for my absence. Thank you for your understanding, an I look forward to returning to the course soon."

Although disappointment is the first thought for the fans looking forward to watching her next week, the American, who has won six times this season, must be concerned for the months ahead. The women's fourth Major of the season, the Amundi Evian Championship is only two weeks away, with the Olympics, AIG Women's Open and Solheim Cup to follow over the next three months.

After missing the cut on her last three starts and now with this dog bite potentially setting her back, the 25-year-old must be wondering how it's possible for a season which was on such a sharp upward trajectory could veer off course so quickly.

We all wish the World Number one a speedy recovery and look forward to her (hopeful) return to British fairways in August.

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