Sport No fresh injury for McIlroy

03:15  16 may  2017
03:15  16 may  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

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World number two Rory McIlroy has not suffered a fresh injury to his ribs, a scan has confirmed. The 28-year-old, whose season was disrupted by stress fracture to his ribs earlier in the year, felt discomfort during the Players Championship over the weekend.

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World number two Rory McIlroy has not suffered a fresh injury to his ribs, a scan has confirmed.

The 28-year-old, whose season was disrupted by a stress fracture to his ribs earlier in the year, felt discomfort during the Players Championship over the weekend.

However, scans have shown that the pain he felt at Sawgrass was a "low-grade response" to his previous injury and is not set to keep him out for any length of time.

McIlroy will now rest and decide early next week whether he is fit enough to compete in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, which starts on May 25.

The European Tour tweeted on Monday night: "Rory McIlroy has confirmed an MRI today showed no new injury but a "low grade response" to previous injury."

The four-time major champion had a hairline rib fracture in January and missed seven weeks.

McIlroy played four times in six weeks through the Masters before taking a three-week break to get married. He says he might have aggravated the injury by practicing three days in a row to get ready for The Players.

McIlroy pulls out of Wentworth .
Rory McIlroy has announced he has withdrawn from next week's BMW PGA Championship due to his on-going rib injury. The world No 2 has made just six worldwide starts in 2017 after sustaining a stress fracture to his ribs earlier in the year, with McIlroy feeling discomfort during last week's Players Championship .An MRI scan on Monday confirmed that McIlroy hadn't suffered a fresh injury and the pain was a "low-grade response" to his previous setback, but the Northern Irishman has confirmed he will miss the European Tour's Rolex Series opener.

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