Sport Recovering McIlroy to miss BMW PGA

21:10  19 may  2017
21:10  19 may  2017 Source:   Omnisport

No fresh injury for McIlroy

  No fresh injury for McIlroy 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.

McIlroy opted out of the Wentworth event as he does not want to play four weeks in a row. Rory McIlroy has pulled out of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth later in May, but says he is close to removing the "bad habits" from his game.

McIlroy opted out of the Wentworth event as he does not want to play four weeks in a row. Rory McIlroy has pulled out of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth later in May, but says he is close to removing the "bad habits" from his game.

Rory McIlroy - cropped: Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy © Provided by Omnisport Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy has pulled out of next week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth as he continues to recover from a rib injury.

Having been sidelined for several weeks by a rib problem that caused him back pain earlier this year, the world number two reported similar discomfort - albeit not as severe - during the Players Championship last week.

He will now sit out the European Tour's flagship event, with a view to regaining full fitness ahead of the U.S. Open, which takes place at Erin Hills from June 15-18.

In a statement released by the European Tour on Friday, McIlroy said: "Having had a reaction to my earlier rib injury, I have been advised to take a conservative approach to my recovery which unfortunately means I have to withdraw from the BMW PGA Championship next week.

"It's a disappointing decision to have to make, but I have to ensure I make a full recovery.

"I will now continue the process of preparing my game for the U.S. Open and the rest of the season."

European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley added: "There is no question that Rory will be missed at the BMW PGA Championship but his health is the most important thing and we wish him a speedy recovery."

Mcllroy won the BMW PGA Championship in 2014 courtesy of a final-round 66 and was set to be the headline act at this year's tournament.

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