Tiger out of action

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Tiger Woods will not be playing in the U.S. Open Championship due to his foot and knee injuries.
 
He sustained a mild collateral ligament sprain to his left knee and a mild strain to his left Achilles tendon. The injuries add to a long list of challenges preventing Woods’ return to the game of golf.
 
Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr Ronald Grelsamer who specialise in sports related knee injuries and Dr. Steven Weinfeld, who specialises in sports related foot and ankle injuries from the Department of Orthopaedics at Mount Sinai have given their thoughts on Woods' injury.
 
"Tiger Woods is courageously battling a chronic knee problem,” stated Dr. Ronald Grelsamer, “Unfortunately, based on his physical history, there is a good chance that it is more than just a mild ligament strain. I hope that I am wrong."
 
Both Dr Greslamer and Dr Weinfeld have appeared on national and local TV and radio, as well as in many print outlets as a resource on orthopaedic care and injuries specifically related to sports.
 
This latest setback is a massive blow to Woods' as his form continues to struggle and his world ranking falls at an alarming rate. Woods has now fallen to 15 in the world rankings and by the time The Open comes round at Royal St George's he could be as low as the mid-30s.
 
Woods said: "I am extremely disappionted that I won't be playing in the US Open, but it is time for me to listen to my doctors. If I played, I risk further damage to my leg if Iplayed.
 
"It's been a frustrating and difficult year, but I'm committed to my long-term health."
 
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