Michelle Wie undergoes surgery for hand, will miss remainder of 2018

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Michelle Wie undergoes surgery for hand, will miss remainder of 2018

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Michelle Wie undergoes surgery for hand, will miss remainder of 2018

Michelle Wie is out for the rest of the season. The 29-year-old revealed on Instagram that she underwent surgery on Thursday to address the ongoing pain in her right hand. After being diagnosed with having “a having a small Avulsion Fracture, bone spurring, and nerve entrapment” in her right hand, Wie hoped that three cortisone shots and rest following the Ricoh Women’s British Open would be enough to help her finish 2018.

She came back to represent the U.S. at the UL International Crown in South Korea followed by the KEB Hana Bank. Upon returning to the U.S., Wie decided that immediate surgery was her best option.

“It’s been disheartening dealing with pain in my hand all year but hopefully I am finally on the path to being and STAYING pain free!” Wie wrote.

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I think John Mayer once said, “Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.” ☺️ A lot of people have been asking me what’s been going on with my hand and I haven’t shared much, because I wasn’t sure what was going on myself. After countless MRI’s, X-rays, CT scans, and doctor consultations, I was diagnosed with having a small Avulsion Fracture, bone spurring, and nerve entrapment in my right hand. After 3 cortisone injections and some rest following the British Open, we were hoping it was going to be enough to grind through the rest of the season, but it just wasn’t enough to get me through. So I made the decision after Hana Bank to withdraw from the rest of the season, come back to the states, and get surgery to fix these issues. It’s been disheartening dealing with pain in my hand all year but hopefully I am finally on the path to being and STAYING pain free! Happy to announce that surgery was a success today and I cannot wait to start my rehab so that I can come back stronger and healthier than ever. Huge thank you to Dr. Weiland’s team at HSS for taking great care of me throughout this process and to all my fans for your unwavering support. It truly means the world to me. ❤️ I’ll be back soon guys!!!! Promise 🤝

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The 2018 season began with such promise after Wie won in dramatic fashion at the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore. But, as has been the case so many times, health issues stalled the momentum.

One thing is certain: No one can ever question Wie’s commitment to the game. She has reinvented herself more times than anyone can count, doing whatever she can to keep competing. That was evidenced one more time at the Crown, where Wie debuted a swing that was modeled after Steve Stricker. David Leadbetter joked that it’s swing No. 1,239 for for his longtime pupil.

Wie pledged to give it another go in 2019.

“I’ll be back soon guys!!!!” Wie wrote. “Promise.”

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