August 1 Update
Sat, 30 Jul 2011 09:31:05
Last Thursday, I underwent a ultrasound on my arm after suffering some pain during the RBC Canadian Open. The news wasn't too bad - the doctors told me I had a slight tear in the tendon.
That doesn't sound all that good but actually it's not nearly as bad as the injury I suffered last year around this time, which was a partially torn ligament. The ultrasound showed there was no damage to that ligament.
The doctors instructed me to stay away from golf for a bit and to undergo treatments including an icing therapy as well as general rehab. That will last two to three weeks after which I'll be re-evaluated.
So right now, it's a bit of a waiting game. It's frustrating because I want to play but having gone through something similar last year, I know I have to be patient. If I was to come back too early, I might damage it more and be forced to miss a lot of time or, in a worst-case scenario, possibly have to undergo surgery.
Right now, I'm not sure when I'll be back. It might be as early as the Wyndham Championship or it might not be until the Fall Series. It will all depend on how the tendon responds to the treatments. But I can't worry about when I'll play next, it's just rest and rehab and see where it takes me.
Of course having to withdraw from the RBC Canadian Open was difficult as it really is a fifth major for any of the Canadian players. I was thrilled to see an exciting finish and watch Sean O'Hair claim the title. He is one of the bright young stars in our game and he's a great champion.
I was also pleased to see the great performance by Adam Hadwin. For a player with the limited experience he has to finish like he did says a lot about his talent. I think we'll be hearing more from him.
As always, thanks for your support.