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September 14 2012

4:05 PM

Surgery for McCarron, out 3-4 months

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

Scott McCarron will undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn ligament and bone spur in his left wrist and thumb. He is expected to miss the next 3-4 months.

“When I get to the top of my backswing, [the ligament] pops out,” McCarron said. “I was hoping it would heal. It’s been bothering me for a long time.”

McCarron made just six starts this season in part due to the injury. He didn’t make a cut and failed to break 70 in any of his 14 rounds on TOUR.

The procedure will be performed Dr. Steven Shin at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Shin is the same doctor who repaired Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul’s thumb following the Olympics earlier this year.

“I’ll be fine after 3-4 months,” McCarron said. “I feel very confident I’ll be able to play a lot of golf after that.”

While he’s sidelined, McCarron will be part of Golf Channel’s broadcast team at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and the McGladrey Classic.

At 47 years old, the broadcast booth is an avenue MCarron has considered.

“I’ve though a lot about it,” said McCarron, who has failed to finish in the top 125 on the money list the last two years. “I’m just testing the waters. So far, I’ve enjoyed it. If the right opportunity came along, I would consider it.”

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