Rory McIlroy says tests show no new injury to his back

Jonathan Hernandez
May 18, 2017

McIlroy revealed he was having back pain during the Players Championship last week and made a decision to get an MRI. He's targeting early next week to decide whether he is fit to compete in the tournament, but for now, he's scheduled to play. The back has been the most common area of injury for players, from Tiger Woods' re-aggravated back injury to Dustin Johnson's fall at the Masters.

He said the pain is coming from the same area as the stress fracture in his ribs that sidelined him for the start of the year. Hopefully that's what the scans show. Despite missing these events, however, McIlroy continues to insist that the injury isn't a problem. He was originally sidelined earlier in 2017 due to fractured ribs on his left side, but the current situation doesn't appear to be almost as severe with the MRI coming back without any serious issues. McIlroy, who announced this week that he has signed an equipment endorsement deal with TaylorMade, said his current discomfort may have been caused by a rapid return to practice after taking time off for his wedding.

McIlroy managed to get through the final two rounds without much issue, finishing in a tie for 35th place.

As of now, McIlroy is still slated to play next week's BMW PGA at Wentworth, where he won the title in 2014.

"I took another three weeks off and then I went back at it on Friday".

"I've been struggling with it a bit this week, felt it for the first time on Sunday", McIlroy said.

Other reports by AllAboutTopnews

Discuss This Article