Robert Allenby’s fishing habit is causing him more grief than joy these days. During a recent weekend expedition on his boat in the Bahamas, he slipped and tore ligaments in his right knee. After undergoing surgery on Tuesday, he had to withdraw from this week’s WGC Bridgestone Invitational, where he finished T2 last year. He will also sit out for the PGA Championship.
“I was walking from one part of the boat to another when my right foot went one way and my left foot the other,” said Allenby, who is also missing this week’s World Golf Championships event.
“I hyper-extended my right knee. It could have been worse, because if I had injured the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) I could have missed a full season.
“I’m so depressed because I spent last week working my arse off to get my game in order and I was ready to go.”
Ouchie. It appears Allenby should heed more caution while on his boat. He almost missed the US Open in June because he twisted his left wrist and forearm when the ship ran aground while he was holding onto the steering wheel.
I wonder if he was drunk. Just asking. Or maybe he’s just really clumsy. Good news is doctors expect him to be recovered in time for the FedEx Cup playoffs. Oh, joy!
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