NORTON, Mass. – If you’re looking for a wild explanation, perhaps a daring escapade that went wrong, Jimmy Walker can’t help you. The issue he’s having with the medial meniscus in his right knee?
“It happened while I was just standing,” he said.
That’s right, standing. No body contact involved. Just hanging around the putting green during the Greenbrier Classic.
Bizarre, yes, but there’s no getting around the reality of the situation.
“We’ll finish the playoffs, then get the knee fixed,” Walker said. “It’s not too bad now. It catches and is unstable now and then, especially in the backswing, but I can play.”
How much longer he’ll be playing will be determined by what Walker does in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Currently sitting 77th in the FedEx Cup standings, Walker needs a positive push at TPC Boston to make sure he gets inside the top 70 and earns a spot in the BMW Championship in Chicago. If not, well, it appears as if he’ll be heading to the doctor’s office.
Walker isn’t sure how long he’d be sidelined. There’s a chance he’d try and make it back for the season finale at Disney, but if not, no worries.
“It’s been a good year,” said No. 81 on the money list ($937,987), “so it would be OK to shut it down.”