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Simon Dyson doubtful for the US Open in fracture fear
SIMON DYSON is a big doubt for next month’s US Open after doctors told him he must take several weeks off to rest a stressed pelvis.
The York-born European Tour ace risks a fracture if he continues to play and has immediately pulled out of the flagship BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, which starts at the Surrey course tomorrow.
Dyson, who finished third in the event last year, was forced to withdraw from the Players’ Championship at Sawgrass, two weeks ago, following a first round 76 where he felt shooting pains down his right leg.
A practice round on Monday left him in similar discomfort and he saw medics yesterday, who have consulted an MRI scan and have given him the bad news. Dyson subsequently went to see a specialist to get more details on the severity of the injury.
The 34-year-old tweeted: “Really gutted to find out I have a stressed pelvis – close to fracturing – a few weeks off for me now. This season just won’t get going.”
The US Open is held at San Francisco’s Olympic Club in three weeks time and that’s likely to come too soon for the reigning Irish and Dutch Open champion, whose father, John, says he is targeting a return at the BMW International Open in Cologne, Germany, on June 21.
“It’s not good news,” said Dyson senior. “It’s not too far from having a fracture and it’s in the region where the pelvis meets the spine. All he can do is rest it and he is not going to be playing in the immediate future.
“If he continues to play, he will fracture it. He can swing fine but it is if he puts pressure on his leg. That’s when it hurts. I think he might miss the US Open and it is looking like a minimum of a month out.
“He wants to return in Germany and probably play five weeks in a row, ending with the Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes. The doctors think it was done through running on the roads. He does a lot of running – four or five miles a day.”