Jordan Spieth reveals how he hurt his wrist after 'trying to fake it' at US PGA

PGA Tour superstar Jordan Spieth has revealed the true extent the left wrist injury that almost forced him out of the PGA Championship.

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Wed, 24 May 2023
Jordan Spieth reveals how he hurt his wrist after 'trying to fake it' at US PGA

Jordan Spieth has revealed the source of the wrist injury that almost forced him out of the 2023 PGA Championship. 

Turns out the blame can be placed squarely on Spieth's son Sammy. 

Speaking before the Charles Schwab Challenge on the PGA Tour, Spieth explained he sustained a 'moderate grade tendon sheath tear'.

The three-time major champion said 'something just jammed' when he was spending some quality time with his son. 

It's not something he's going to be too concerned about in the short-term, he said, providing he manages the pain. 

But it can get worse if he's not careful. That means lots of therapy and ice baths. 

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Spieth was asked if he sustained the injury during the Wells Fargo Championship or after. 

Here's his full explanation:

"No, it was after I got home. I was just playing with my son. I wasn't even holding him or anything. I was just pushing myself off the ground while he was like laughing and going side to side. Something just popped and jammed, and then all of a sudden, I couldn't move it and got on it right away.
"Ended up with an MRI the next morning and went through a few specialists and tried to figure out the right plan for it. I was very shocked I was able to -- I was pretty surprised I was able to play last week. I talked to Cameron [his coach] about it on Sunday before the tournament, and I said, 'Hey, I might be up to 50/50'. He said, 'I'll still call you 25 percent yes, 75 percent no, to be honest, but we'll get there and see'". - Jordan Spieth

Spieth continued:

"So I thought, if I could -- if I get through four rounds and I was not going to make anything worse or jeopardize anything going forward, then I thought it would be worth it and you just never know. Turns out you can't really kind of fake it into a major. You kind of really need to be as prepared as possible.
"But I got better each day, and hand held up, wrist held up really well. At this point, I don't feel like I'm rushing things. I think I'm on par with following the docs I've talked to, and it's kind of a week-to-week thing because it's something that can get worse, and if it does, I need to cut it off immediately." 

He said he doesn't have any plans for an immediate break, but will take one before heading to the UK for the co-sanctioned Genesis Scottish Open.

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