Padraig Harrington WDs from FedEx St. Jude Classic after freak accident while instructing

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Padraig Harrington WDs from FedEx St. Jude Classic after freak accident while instructing

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Padraig Harrington WDs from FedEx St. Jude Classic after freak accident while instructing

Padraig Harrington thought his pro golf career was over with one swing to the elbow.

According to a tweet Harrington posted on Tuesday morning, he was giving a lesson to an amateur player when the amateur accidentally hit his elbow with a practice swing. (Harrington didn’t specify which elbow.)

“There’s no truth in the rumor that it was the amateur’s best strike of the day,” Harrington said via Twitter.

Harrington said nothing was broken but that he got six stitches. He did have to withdraw from this week’s FedEx St. Jude Classic, which begins Thursday.

He said he’ll likely be out 12 days.

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