Rory Has MRI, Shows Recurrence of Rib Injury


Injuries are never fun, especially when they come back to haunt you. On Monday, World No.2 Rory McIlroy underwent an MRI after complaining of sensitivity this past week at the Players Championship in the same area which forced him to sit out for six weeks back in January. However this time, the diagnosis doesn’t appear to be nearly as bad. 

The BBC has the report

A scan has revealed that the back problem Rory McIlroy had at the Players Championship was a recurrence of his injury from earlier this year. McIlroy said on Monday evening that an MRI scan had revealed “no new injury, rather a low-grade response to the rib joint I injured earlier in the year”.

“As of now I am still entered into the BMW PGA Championship,” said McIlroy.


He said he would decide early next week whether he was “in a position to compete” at Wentworth. The European Tour’s flagship event takes place from 25-28 May.

The world number two revealed on Friday that he was feeling discomfort in his back and he went on to finish in a share of 35th place, 12 shots behind winner Kim Si-Woo of South Korea.

The Northern Irishman missed a number of events in the Middle East and the US earlier this year after being bothered by a rib stress fracture at the South African Open in January.

Hopefully, McIlroy recovers quickly and isn’t forced to miss a start. The game is always better when he plays for the fans’, and sponsors’ sake.



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