Brooks Koepka feeling positive about injury problems ahead of CJ Cup

Koepka: "I spent basically the last month out in San Diego so I haven’t been home I’ve just been doing rehab every day and just trying to get better."

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Wed, 14 Oct 2020

Brooks Koepka returns to action on the PGA Tour this week for the first time since the Wyndham Championship, after taking eight weeks out to recover from an injury that he has been dealing with over the past year.

The four-time major champion had been out of sorts and looked a shadow of the player that saw him win back-to-back US Open's and PGA Championships.

Due to his extensive time out of action, Koepka has fallen outside the top 10 of the World Rankings for the first time in years, with Tyrrell Hatton climbing to 10th after winning the BMW PGA Championship last week.

Speaking to the media ahead of the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek this week, Koepka provided an update on his injury and how he's feeling ahead of the no-cut event in Las Vegas.

"I really had no idea how bad I felt through the whole year," said the 2018 CJ Cup winner. "Obviously Memorial was kind of it’s peak of when it was its worst and then at the PGA [Championship] it didn’t feel great and obviously it progressively just kept getting worse."

Koepka then went on to explain how he has been treating his knee and revealed that he has had another round of PRP - Platelet-Rich Plasma - a treatment that uses injections of a concentration of your own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints.

"I’m happy with my knee, I did another round of PRP about three weeks ago on my knee and then I had a shot in my hip at Boston. So it’s just all about trying to make sure everything is good. I spent basically the last month out in San Diego so I haven’t been home I’ve just been doing rehab every day and just trying to get better."

Koepka stars in one of this week's featured groups for the CJ Cup, playing alongside Justin Thomas - a two-time winner of the tournament - as well as Sungjae Im.

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