Holmes breaks ankle while rollerblading
PHOTOS: Arnold Palmer Invitational (Tuesday)
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ORLANDO, Fla. J.B. Holmes is expected to miss another 8-10 weeks of PGA Tour competition because of a broken left ankle suffered recently in a rollerblading accident near his Windermere home, his manager said.
Holmes, a former U.S. Ryder Cup player who missed about six months in 2011-12 after brain surgery, was rolling backward on the blades March 9 and hit a hole while waiting for his fiancee, Erica Kahldin, to catch up, said Terry Reilly of Wasserman Media Group. Holmes' ankle collapsed sideways, resulting in a small fracture.
“Just a freak little thing,” Reilly said.
Rollerblading near his Isleworth residence had been a part of the training regimen for Holmes, who will be married April 20. But since the accident, he has worn a soft cast and will wear a walking boot for at least a month, Reilly said. Still, Holmes will continue to work out with a trainer about five days a week, the agent said.
In five starts this year, Holmes, 30, has missed four cuts and tied for 50th at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. After returning in January 2012 from the brain operation, he had eight top-25 finishes and finished 80th in Tour earnings.
Holmes' caddie, Brett Waldman, was on the range Tuesday at Bay Hill, looking for work at this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.
– Adam Schupak contributed