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Koepka’s Masters up in air resulting from knee challenge

Brooks Koepka’s standing for the Masters is doubtful as he’ll endure medical evaluations on his proper knee to find out easy methods to proceed.

Koepka’s agent, Blake Smith, confirmed a report during which Koepka mentioned he sprained his proper knee final week. The four-time main champion on Sunday withdrew from this week’s Gamers Championship.

“No timeframe as of proper now,” Koepka informed Golfweek when requested if he can be again in time for the Masters. “We are going to know extra after the session.”

Koepka, 30, didn’t say how the harm occurred, solely that “an accident occurred whereas I used to be with my household over the weekend. We’re doing all the things attainable to verify we’re again as quickly as attainable.”

It’s however one other in an extended checklist of setbacks over the previous 18 months for Koepka, who appeared to be rising from his harm woes. He received the Waste Administration Phoenix Open for his eighth PGA Tour victory final month and contended two weeks in the past on the WGC-Workday Championship, ending in a tie for second behind winner Collin Morikawa.

The harm, nonetheless, is to not his bothersome knee, the left, which endured stem cell remedy in August of 2019. Koepka reinjured the knee at a match that 12 months in South Korea when he slipped on a moist path and ended up lacking the Presidents Cup.

He returned in 2020, nonetheless the No. 1-ranked participant on the planet, however noticed his rating slip as his recreation went with it. Koepka, a four-time main winner, was in rivalry on the PGA Championship however ended up lacking the FedEx Cup playoffs and determined to get extra remedy for knee and hip issues, inflicting him to overlook the U.S. Open.

Koepka tied for seventh eventually 12 months’s Masters and was runner-up to Tiger Woods by 1 shot in 2019.