November 5 2013
UPDATED: 6:30 p.m. ET
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- Brandt Snedeker confirmed via text message that he underwent an MRI on his left knee Tuesday morning after sustaining an injury following the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in China.
According to his trainer Randy Myers, Snedeker injured his knee while hopping off a Segway scooter during a corporate outing on Monday at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai. He suffered a bruised tibia and a strained ACL.
“I felt a pop in my knee and pain,” Snedeker said Tuesday night in a statement released by his management company. “Fortunately this is a relatively minor injury and no surgery is required, so this is good news.”
The six-time PGA TOUR winner and 2012 FedExCup champion was forced to withdraw from this week's Australian PGA Championship as a result. Snedeker said he is able to walk without the use of crutches.
“It could heal in two to three weeks or six to eight,” he said. "Different people heal differently.”
He is still scheduled to play in next month's Northwestern Mutual World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club and the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Fla.
“We’ll see what happens,” he said, “but we have time.”
This marks the second time that Snedeker has sustained an injury this year. A cracked rib during his win at Pebble Beach caused him to miss six weeks.