Pádraig Harrington suffers freak injury during coaching outing
‘Thankfully nothing was broken, just six stitches. I thought it was the end of me . . . ’
Padraig Harrington of Ireland during the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth last month. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images
Pádraig Harrington has been ruled out of this weekend’s St Jude Classic after suffering a freak elbow injury during a coaching session he was hosting.
The three-time major winner delivered the news on social media, explaining that the injury sustained from a wayward swing left him fearing the worst.
He will be out for two weeks after receiving six stitches.
He tweeted the following explanation on Tuesday;
“Just withdrawn from @PGATOUR @fesjcmemphis this week. I was hit on the elbow with a practice swing by an amateur I was coaching at an outing.
“Thankfully nothing was broken,just 6 stitches. I thought it was the end of me playing competitive golf.
“I’ll only be out for 12 days or so to let stitches heal, confirming he will play no part in this weekend’s action at TPC Southwind.”
The 45-year-old has already failed to qualify for this month’s US Open.