Tigers Woods to miss a few weeks with knee, Achilles injuries
Tiger Woods may have taken a step in the right direction with his performance at the Masters, but now he is going to have to step back for a while because of injuries he sustained at that event.
According to his website, Woods will miss a few weeks of golf, including next week's Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in Ohio, because of a mild sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee and a mild strain of his left Achilles tendon.
"I personally contacted tournament officials and expressed my regret in not being able to play," Woods said. "This is an outstanding event, but I must follow doctors' orders to get better."
Doctors have advised both rest and cold-water therapy for Woods, who suffered the injuries while hitting off pine straw on his second shot at No. 17 during the third round at Augusta National.
Woods also is scheduled to play in The Players Championship on May 12-15. No word on his status for that event.
-- Chuck Schilken
Photo: Tiger Woods nearly falls after hitting out of the rough on the 17th hole during the third round of the Masters. Credit: Chris O'Meara / Associated Press