Rory McIlroy’s Wrist Injury at 2011 PGA Championship

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Rory McIlroy ran into trouble on the third hole when he hit a tree root sitting next to his ball.
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The impact injured his right wrist.
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McIlroy then asked for medical help and received an ice bag for his wrist.
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After receiving a medical exam and being assured that he would not worsen the injury by playing, McIlroy continued to play his round.
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At first, it appeared McIlroy might withdraw from the tournament.
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McIlroy was hurting and had trouble holding onto his club during his follow-through on subsequent shots.
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Later in the round, McIlroy had his wrist taped for stability and support.
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Rory soldiered on despite his injury, shooting an impressive even-par 70.