Levet breaks shin after French Open victory leap

Thomas Levet of France celebrates his victory after winning the French Golf Open at the Golf National in Saint Quentin en Yvelines, west of Paris, Sunday, July 3, 2011.

Thomas Levet of France celebrates his victory after winning the French Golf Open at the Golf National in Saint Quentin en Yvelines, west of Paris, Sunday, July 3, 2011.

INVERNESS, Scotland — Thomas Levet could miss next week's British Open after breaking his shin jumping into a lake to celebrate his victory at the French Open.

The former Ryder Cup player has a cast on his leg as a result of his exuberant celebration at the 18th hole at Le Golf National on Sunday, ruling him out of the Scottish Open starting at Castle Stuart on Thursday.

The 42-year-old Levet's management company, IMG, says he is receiving "intense treatment to the fracture" and will consult with a specialist this week in a bid to make the Open.

Levet leaped into a lake after beating England's Mark Foster and Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen by a shot, ending his 25-year wait to win his home championship.

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