Koepka’s Masters up in air because of knee subject

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  • Bob HarigESPN Senior Writer


    • Senior golf author for ESPN.com
    • Lined golf for greater than 20 years
    • Earned Evans Scholarship to alleviate Indiana Faculty

Brooks Koepka’s state of affairs for the Masters is uncertain as he’ll endure scientific critiques on his factual knee to resolve ideas to proceed.

Koepka’s agent, Blake Smith, confirmed a Golfweek.com doc during which Koepka stated he sprained his factual knee ultimate week. The four-time predominant champion on Sunday withdrew from this week’s Players Championship.

“No timeframe as of factual now,” Koepka instructed Golfweek when requested if he can be relieve in time for the Masters. “We’re ready to know extra after the session.”

Koepka, 30, did not roar how the injury befell, most efficient that “an accident took location whereas I turned into as quickly as with my household over the weekend. We’re doing all the problems doable to be decided we’re relieve as shortly as doable.”

It’s however one different in a protracted guidelines of setbacks staunch by strategy of the ultimate 18 months for Koepka, who perceived to be rising from his injury woes. He obtained the Harm Administration Phoenix Originate for his eighth PGA Tour victory ultimate month and contended two weeks up to now on the WGC-Workday Championship, ending in a tie for 2nd within the relieve of winner Collin Morikawa.

The injury, then again, is now to not his bothersome knee, the left, which continued stem cell remedy in August of 2019. Koepka reinjured the knee at a match that one yr in South Korea when he slipped on a moist route and ended up missing the Presidents Cup.

He returned in 2020, mild the No. 1-ranked participant on the earth, however noticed his rating traipse as his recreation went with it. Koepka, a four-time predominant winner, turned into as quickly as in competitors on the PGA Championship however ended up missing the FedEx Cup playoffs and decided to pay money for extra remedy for knee and hip issues, inflicting him to omit the U.S. Originate.

Koepka tied for seventh at ultimate one yr’s Masters and turned into as quickly as runner-up to Tiger Woods by 1 shot in 2019.

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