A number of the PSA World Tour's leading players have lent their support to United States No.1 Sobhy after the World No.6 suffered a snapped achilles while match ball up in her Ciudad de Floridablanca semi-final clash with compatriot Olivia Blatchford.
Sobhy, one of the most popular and charismatic players on the PSA World Tour, was on the verge of sealing her place in the final of the PSA W70 tournament held at the Parque el Santisimo in Colombia after a superb display saw the US star go two games up and 10-5 up in the third.
But her left achilles gave way as she charged down a shot at the front of the court, with the 23-year-old needing to be brought off court on a stretcher.
With Sobhy – who is due to have achilles surgery when she returns back to the United States – facing a long period of rehabilitation, her fellow PSA players offered their support on social media.
To all my friends & followers- I unfortunately tore my Achilles while competing in my semis tonight. I appreciate all the messages so far— Amanda Sobhy (@itssobhytime) March 11, 2017
The PSA would like to join the players in wishing Amanda a safe and speedy recovery.
Blatchford will face Malaysian superstar Nicol David in the final.