Wrist surgery to sideline Horschel for 2010

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Wrist surgery to sideline Horschel for 2010


Wrist surgery to sideline Horschel for 2010

Note: Billy Horschel has been writing a diary for Golfweek.com on his experiences as a PGA Tour rookie. He filed his entry Monday night before he got word of the surgery.

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PGA Tour rookie Billy Horschel will have season-ending surgery on his left wrist.

Horschel, a former Florida All-American who finished seventh at Q-School in December, said his wrist been bothering him since late last year.

“At first I was dealing with pain in my wrist all through Q-School and after it I went to get X-rays and ultra sounds,” Horschel told Golfweek. “It was determined I had tendonitis and was given an inflammatory shot to help.”

Horschel said that the pain reappeared at the Bob Hope Classic in late January. On Feb. 19, a doctor determined that the sheet protecting his ECU tendon is torn.

“I had no range of motion, or could turn my palm up,” Horschel said.

Luke Donald sustained a similar injury two years ago and had surgery in August 2008 to repair a tendon in his left wrist.

Horschel was scheduled to play in this week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. He has not made a cut in four starts this year. He will receive a major medical exemption and should have the same status on Tour next season.

Once a surgery date has been set, Horschel said he will need four to five months to recover.


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