Holmes breaks ankle while rollerblading

J.B. Holmes reacts to his bogey on the fifth hole during the first round of the Northern Trust Open.

J.B. Holmes reacts to his bogey on the fifth hole during the first round of the Northern Trust Open.

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— J.B. Holmes is expected to miss another 8-10 weeks of PGA Tour competition because of a broken left ankle suffered recently in a rollerblading accident near his Windermere home, his manager said.

Holmes, a former U.S. Ryder Cup player who missed about six months in 2011-12 after brain surgery, was rolling backward on the blades March 9 and hit a hole while waiting for his fiancee, Erica Kahldin, to catch up, said Terry Reilly of Wasserman Media Group. Holmes' ankle collapsed sideways, resulting in a small fracture.

Update: Holmes to miss rest of season rehabbing ankle injury

“Just a freak little thing,” Reilly said.

Rollerblading near his Isleworth residence had been a part of the training regimen for Holmes, who will be married April 20. But since the accident, he has worn a soft cast and will wear a walking boot for at least a month, Reilly said. Still, Holmes will continue to work out with a trainer about five days a week, the agent said.

In five starts this year, Holmes, 30, has missed four cuts and tied for 50th at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. After returning in January 2012 from the brain operation, he had eight top-25 finishes and finished 80th in Tour earnings.

Holmes' caddie, Brett Waldman, was on the range Tuesday at Bay Hill, looking for work at this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

– Adam Schupak contributed

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