Serena Williams has been away from the courts for too long, and now the word is out that her foot injury sustained at a German restaurant has been worsened by a serious bone infection (osteomyelitis). What? Supposedly, Serena’s foot is not responding to intravenous antibiotics such as Vancomycin, considered as a last resort, and Serena is now losing weight and growing weaker. Not to mention that rumors are even saying Serena may lose her leg.
All this is so shocking that I absolutely don't believe it's true. However, if this is just a rumor, the people who launched it are very irresponsible.
Serena's tweet of January 23rd about her sore throat ("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…") has been taken as a proof of the side effects of the antibiotics by some sources: "IV Vancomycin’s serious side effects include a persistent sore throat and swelling of the tongue and throat". No other health issues have been mentioned by Serena on her Twitter ever since.
Serena has significantly dropped in the rankings following her skipping of the Australian Open, and is now ranked 12th.