SCOTTSDALE, Az. (Nov. 5, 2013) – Brandt Snedeker suffered a bruised tibia and a strained ACL in his left knee Monday while at a corporate outing at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai. He immediately withdrew from the Australian PGA Championship and returned to Nashville to consult Dr. Burton Elrod at Elite Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. The injury occurred when Snedeker lost his balance on a Segway, hopped off and fell awkwardly.
“I felt a pop in my knee and pain,” said Snedeker. “Fortunately this is a relatively minor injury and no surgery is required, so this is good news.”
The 2012 FedEx Cup champion and six-time PGA Tour winner plans to undergo daily therapy for a week and have the injury reevaluated.
“It could heal in two to three weeks or six to eight,” said Snedeker, who missed six weeks earlier this year when he suffered a cracked rib at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. “Different people heal differently.”
Snedeker is scheduled to play the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club and the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Fla., next month.“We’ll see what happens,” he said, “but we have time.”
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