Tiger Woods Achilles Mild
March 14, 2012 by staff
Tiger Woods Achilles Mild, Tiger Woods has announced it was only a mild Achilles strain which forced his withdrawal during the WGC Cadillac Championship finale on Sunday. The former world No 1 says he can resume hitting balls later this week and might even play next week.
It was the positive news golf had been praying for after watching him limp out on the 12th hole at Doral, yet although the delight that Woods will almost certainly be at The Masters in three weeks’ time is perfectly understandable, doubts about the short-term still bubble under.
Why, when Woods said he was “feeling great” on Saturday did the injury flare up again without warning? Whatever he claims, that question will be at the back of Woods’ mind whenever and wherever he tees it up in the forthcoming months.
Woods saw medics near his home in Florida yesterday and the concerns would have been obvious. Woods has undergone four surgeries on his left knee and last year it was a “knee and Achilles injury” which saw him sidelined for three months. Woods took to Twitter to reveal this setback will not nearly be as stark.
“Got good news from doc tonight,” posted Woods. “Only mild strain of left Achilles. Can resume hitting balls late in week and hopeful for next week.”
Don’t be surprised if he misses the Arnold Palmer Invitational, as that event is run by his former agency, IMG, and it wouldn’t greatly bother him. But skipping golf heaven would be hell for Woods, who has never been absent from Masters in 16 years as a professional and who has won four green jackets.
“He has finished fourth there in the last two years despite struggling with his game,” said Justin Rose. “Augusta suits nobody more. This isn’t good news. Hopefully he was just holding himself back for the Masters and didn’t want to do any more damage.” Blessedly, that seems to be the case.
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