Allenby grounded by fishing accident

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Australian star Robert Allenby must be rueing the weekend fishing trip he took in the Bahamas last week.

Australian star Robert Allenby must be ruing the weekend fishing trip he took in the Bahamas last week.

His game was looking good for two of the season’s most important weeks looming ahead and a break on the water seemed a good idea – until he slipped on a wet patch on the deck of his boat and “hyperextended” one of his knees.

Doctors didn’t waste any time when they found that he had torn a ligament. He had surgery on Tuesday to repair the damage, but the unexpected injury has cost him the chance of playing in this week’s WGC-Bridgerstone Invitational and next week’s US PGA Championship, the final major of the year.

Allenby, currently the world’s 14th ranked player, told reporters that his doctors had told him that he should be able to get himself fit in time to play in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup play-offs starting in three weeks time, but that might be something of an optimistic accessment.

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