Rib in­jury forces McIl­roy out

New Straits Times - - Sport -

TORONTO: Former cham­pion Rory McIl­roy has with­drawn from next week’s BMW PGA Cham­pi­onship at the Went­worth Club in Eng­land due to an on­go­ing rib in­jury, the World No 2 said on Fri­day.

The 28-yearold North­ern Ir­ish­man, who only re­turned to com­pe­ti­tion last week af­ter tak­ing a month off fol­low­ing his wed­ding, missed five weeks of com­pe­ti­tion ear­lier this year due to a rib in­jury.

McIl­roy ag­gra­vated the in­jury at The Play­ers Cham­pi­onship last week in Flor­ida where he earned a share of 35th af­ter fin­ish­ing twoover par at TPC Saw­grass.

“Hav­ing had a re­ac­tion to my ear­lier rib in­jury, I have been ad­vised to take a con­ser­va­tive ap­proach to my re­cov­ery which un­for­tu­nately means I have to with­draw from the BMW PGA Cham­pi­onship next week,” McIl­roy said on the Euro­pean Tour’s web­site.

“It’s a dis­ap­point­ing decision to have to make, but I have to en­sure I make a full re­cov­ery. I will now con­tinue the process of pre­par­ing my game for... the rest of the sea­son.” Reuters

It’s a dis­ap­point­ing decision to have to make, but I have to en­sure I make a full re­cov­ery.

RORY MCIL­ROY

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