WATCH: Bethanie Mattek-Sands yells 'help me' after crumpling to Wimbledon turf with knee injury

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Bethanie Mattek-Sands receives medical attention after right knee injury. Getty Images

American player Bethanie Mattek-Sands, the Doubles World No. 1, had to be carried off the court on a stretcher Thursday with a right knee injury. Mattek-Sands injured the knee after she planted her right leg awkwardly while squaring up for a return volley. She has had multiple knee surgeries in the past, and multiple trainers were on the scene to help her. Sorana Cirstea, her opponent, quickly hopped over the net to check on Mattek-Sands when she went down before beckoning medics over.

The crowd watched Mattek-Sands being attended to, clearly concerned as medics crowded around her. After about 15 minutes, a stretcher was brought to Court 17 to take her off. The last time Mattek-Sands suffered an injury to this knee was in 2013. The 32 year old likely has some serious rehab ahead of her, but hopefully she'll be able to return to form.

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