Wie sidelined 3-5 weeks with finger injury

Michelle Wie will miss three to five weeks due to a stress reaction in the bone of her right index finger.
Michelle Wie will miss three to five weeks due to a stress reaction in the bone of her right index finger. ( Associated Press )

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Michelle Wie will miss three to five weeks of competition due to a stress reaction in the bone of her right index finger, according to a release from IMG.

Wie, the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open champion, WD'd earlier this week after nine holes of the LPGA’s brand-new event, the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, Mich.

After WD’ing, she saw Dr. Tom Graham at the Cleveland Clinic, who told her about her finger.

“I was looking forward to playing the next three weeks,” Wie said in the IMG release. “It’s honestly one of my favorite stretches on tour. It’s extremely disappointing to miss these events, but I am relieved to have a proper diagnosis.”

The next tournament is the year’s fourth major, the Wegmans LPGA Championship in Pittsford, N.Y., and then the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open in London, Ontario, Canada.

She continued in the release: "Seven years ago, I would have tried to play through this injury and it is important to me not to make that mistake again. I feel more comfortable now listening to my body and, while it’s hard to miss this stretch of events, I know I will be better suited to continue a great year and finish strong.”

Graham also said in the release that injuries of this severity typically require about three to five weeks of limited practice and play before returning to competition.