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Stenson an injury doubt
Last updated: 22nd October 2013
FedEx Cup champion Henrik Stenson is a major doubt for this weekend's BMW Masters after injuring his wrist during training in Florida last week.
The Swede arrived in Shanghai ahead of this weekend's tournament with swollen right forearm and admitted that he hurt himself during a practice round at the Lake Nona course in Orlando.
The world number four, who is scheduled to play in seven events during the last part of the year, is set for an MRI later on Tuesday.
"I've had four weeks off since the Tour Championship but unfortunately I've got a bit of a problem with my right wrist and forearm," he admitted.
"I am hoping to get it sorted over the next couple of days but at the moment I'm not in great shape and I'm not certain of playing this week here in Shanghai.
"I really don't know how it happened as I was practicing last week back in Florida but on Wednesday and Thursday I just felt it ache a little bit and it's just got progressively sore and a little swollen.
"Then on the flight over here it felt just worse and worse and I couldn't hit any golf balls yesterday and instead I had treatment on it, and was advised to have an MRI on it to make sure there is nothing major wrong."
After winning both the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup on the PGA Tour, the Swede has returned to the European Tour's season-ending four-event final series looking to end as the top player as well.
He currently leads Graeme McDowell by 425,573 euro, although this weekend's event in the Chinese capital has a first prize of 852,660 euro.
"I'm no expert on wrist injuries but this spider-like tape on my arm is supposed to draw some fluids out and help lift the skin and make it easier for treatment," he added.
"I'm on pain-killers, anti-inflamatories and I've been having regular icing and while it's quite painful I'm just hoping there is nothing serious.
"It's very worrying especially as this will be the first week of a seven tournament stretch for me, so it's not the best scenario to be having a wrist problem.
"But it is what it is and I will be guided by what the doctors inform me and, as I said, it won't be nothing too serious.
"I've had a problem before in my left wrist but this is the first time I've developed an injury in my right wrist.
"So if it's not feeling any better I will have to withdraw and hope it's better for next week's HSBC Champions here also in Shanghai."
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