Injury setback for Woods

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Tiger Woods is set to be out of action for “a few weeks” after tests revealed he suffered a double injury during the Masters.

Tiger Woods is set to be out of action for “a few weeks” after tests revealed he suffered a double injury during the Masters.

Woods sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee and also strained his left Achilles. Both injuries occurred as he played a tough shot on the 17th hole of the third round at Augusta.

Though Woods carried on playing at the time, and finished the tournament in a tie for fourth – subsequent tests revealed the injuries.

According to a statement on his personal website: “Doctors have advised rest and cold-water therapy, and soft tissue treatment will also occur later this week.

“There is no definitive time frame for healing, but Woods hopes to be back in a few weeks.”

Woods was set to participate in the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte from May 5-8, but will now miss out.

“I personally contacted tournament officials and expressed my regret in not being able to play,” Woods said.

“This is an outstanding event, but I must follow doctors’ orders to get better.”

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