Rory McIlroy in doubt for 2015 British Open after ankle injury playing soccer


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AN ankle injured while mucking around playing soccer could see world No.1 Rory McIlroy miss the opportunity to defend his British Open title at St Andrews next week.

McIlroy posted a photo on Instagram this week showing him on crutches with a walking boot on his left ankle.

He said there was a “total rupture” of an ankle ligament and the joint capsule sustained while kicking around a soccer ball with friends in his native Northern Ireland.

Rory was running down the field Saturday when it happened. His left ankle snagged and rolled over and that is what ruptured the ligament according to his representative.

“Continuing to assess extent of injury and treatment plan day by day,” McIlroy wrote on his post. “Rehab already started….. Working hard to get back as soon as I can.”

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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