Wrist injury could sideline teenage star Ko

Ace New Zealand rookie professional Lydia Ko may face a long period on the sidelines if she elects to have surgery to cure a persistent wrist problem.

Ko resumes at this week’s final women’s major of the year, the Evian Masters, after succumbing to a cyst in her left wrist which is a legacy of her years of constant practice.

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Reports claim the cyst has grown in recent weeks causing Ko considerable pain.

At just 17 and already a four-time winner on the LPGA Tour, Ko has been seeking treatment and medical advice and last week also had the cyst drained following an MRI scan.

Now she’ll resume her intense work ethic in preparing for the Evian Championship in France this week.

Ko also wants to play in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic the following week in Alabama before re-assessing the injury and deciding whether or not to tackle the six week Asian Swing of the tour which is scheduled to begin in early October.

It’s not the first time Ko has had the cyst drained and it seems her options may include continued drainage or surgery to correct the problem.

Of course that would mean up to two months on the sidelines….and that would seem like an eternity to a 17-year-old.