Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Woods_600 Tiger Woods will not play next week at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte because of an injury to his left Achilles' tendon and knee, according to TigerWoods.com.
Woods, who had been expected to play in the event, suffered the injuries during the third round of the Masters two weeks ago. Here is the official statement from his web site:

Woods suffered a Grade 1 mild medial collateral ligament sprain to his left knee and a mild strain to his left Achilles tendon while hitting a difficult and awkward second shot from the pine straw under the Eisenhower tree left of the fairway at No. 17 during the third round of the Masters.
Woods was able to continue playing at Augusta and then later decided to seek a medical evaluation. Doctors have advised rest and cold-water therapy, and soft tissue treatment will also occur later this week. There is no definitive time frame for healing, but Woods hopes to be back in a few weeks.


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