Lucas Glover suffers injury during swing after foot slips

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Lucas Glover suffers injury during swing after foot slips

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Lucas Glover suffers injury during swing after foot slips

Rarely does a golfer crumple to the ground due to injury, which made Lucas Glover’s misfortune all the more jarring Saturday.

Glover was finishing his third round at The Northern Trust and was 1 over for the day and tournament as he got set to hit his second from 197 yards into the par-4 18th at Glen Oaks Club.

What happened next is something we don’t wish on anyone. Glover’s right foot slipped during his swing … really badly, leading to a chunk that only went 73 yards down the fairway.

We’re not exaggerating on the degree of slippage: The footage speaks for itself and it’s no wonder why Glover was on the ground in severe pain afterward.

Glover received medical attention since and pointed to his right knee. That would make sense with his right foot slipping, and Glover sprained that very same knee in 2012. He would have surgery on that knee later that year.

We’re hoping for the best here, but in the moment that looked pretty brutal.

Glover did end up finishing the hole, posting a closing bogey for a 2-over 72, so that’s a good sign … but he also did so with a pronounced limp and used a club as a crutch walking off the green.

Again, the hope is everything here is a lot better than it originally looked.

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UPDATE No. 1 (4:48 p.m. ET):

Glover isn’t unscathed, but oh this is a lot better outcome than it could have been. He appears to have strained a patella tendon but does plan to play tomorrow.

Not as bad as it could have been, obviously. Glover is still walking gingerly at the moment.

UPDATE No. 2 (9:30 p.m. ET):

Glover has apologized for what happened there in 18 fairway: A classy gesture for sure, but he has nothing to apologize for.

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