Michelle Wie sidelined by finger injury

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 9, 2014 at 3:38 pm •  Published: August 9, 2014
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PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Michelle Wie has a finger injury that forced her to withdraw from LPGA Championship next week at Monroe Golf Club and will sideline her at three to five weeks.

IMG Golf said Saturday that Wie has a stress reaction in a bone in her right index finger. The U.S. Women's Open champion withdrew from the Meijer LPGA Classic on Thursday in Michigan after playing nine holes in the first round.

IMG said she was examined by hand surgeon Dr. Tom Graham of the Cleveland Clinic.

"I was looking forward to playing the next three weeks," Wie said in the statement released by IMG. "It's honestly one of my favorite stretches on tour. It's extremely disappointing to miss these events, but I am relieved to have a proper diagnosis."

Graham also worked with Wie in 2007 when she broke her wrist. He said that injuries of this severity typically require about three to five weeks of limited practice and play before returning to competition.

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