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Rhonda Rajsich Injured in Unprovoked Assault

June 11th, 2008 by Geoff Thomsen

Ektelon’s Scott Winters has forwarded on some additional information about the latest news for Rhonda Rajsich.  In the press release below, there is some information about her surgery, which is scheduled for today.  If you are reading this, please send some positive thoughts Rhonda’s way for a quick recovery.

If you’d like to send Rhonda a message, a questbook has been created for her online: http://www.e-guestbooks.com/sign/rhondarajsich

Rhonda Rajsich, the number one ranked women’s professional racquetball player, was injured in an unprovoked assault on Sunday, June 1, 2008, outside of her Hermosa Beach, California residence.  Hermosa Beach Police are investigating the incident.

As a result of the attack, Rhonda suffered several fractures to the right side of her face.  She will be undergoing surgery on Wednesday, June 1lth.  The surgery is expected to last four to five hours and will involve the placing of titanium plates and screws in Rhonda’s cheek, jaw and eye orbital areas.  The full extent of the damage will not be known until after the surgery is complete and the healing process begins.  At that time, the doctors will be able to determine whether Rhonda may require further surgery. 

Rhonda is also under the care of an ophthalmologist.  Barring any complications, at this time it does not appear that she will have any permanent vision impairment.

Although it is expected that Rhonda will make a full and complete recovery, at this time her doctors have not been able to determine when she will be able to return to the racquetball court.  More information regarding her recovery time will be available sometime after she undergoes surgery.

In order to assist Rhonda with her expenses while she is unable to play, a fund has been established at Wells Fargo Bank.  Checks can be sent to the Rhonda Rajsich Relief Fund, c/o Peter Nitschke, Southern California Sports Management Group, 23861 El Toro Road, Suite 700, Lake Forest, CA, 92630.  Funds can also be deposited at any Wells Fargo Branch under the following account “Peter Nitschke for the Benefit of Rhonda Rajsich Relief.”  For more information regarding the Rhonda Rajsich Relief Fund, please contact Peter Nitschke at Southern California Sports Management Group.

Rhonda thanks all of her fans for their thoughts, prayers and support during this difficult time.

Updates concerning Rhonda’s progress will be posted on her website at http://www.rhondarocks.com.

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1 Comment.

  • 1. Stephen Ellis | June 19th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    I have known Rhonda since she was a little girl. I find this assault to be unbelievably inhumane. How people can beat others into this situation in today’s world is beyond me.

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