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.

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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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