‘Inability to Compete’: Bryson DeChambeau shares about playing through pain

Bryson DeChambeau is not having the year he expected he would.

by Marteli Brewis
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‘Inability to Compete’: Bryson DeChambeau shares about playing through pain

The 2022 PGA Tour season has been an injury-ridden one for the big pro golfer and as a result, he has not spent much time competing on the golf course. Recently, the Mad Scientist and one-time major championship winner opened up about his battle with his injuries.

The 28-year-old American revealed that he suffered from a torn left hip labrum and a hairline fracture. According to him, the injuries occurred two years earlier when he was on a quest to gain mammoth distance after he slipped on the concrete and felt something “pop” in his hand last fall.

Unfortunately, both the injuries were aggravated at the Saudi International. Because of this, DeChambeau could not play golf and made his comeback at the WGC Dell Match Play. On the road to recovery Now news broke that Bryson will undergo surgery on his hamate bone in the left hand.

On 15 April, DeChambeau took to Twitter to discuss the situation. He posted a photo after the surgery on his left wrist and commented it went well. He said: “Today, I underwent successful left wrist surgery on my fractured hook of the hamate.

The surgery was performed by world-renowned Hand Surgeon Dr Thomas Graham. I want to thank Dr Graham and the incredible staff and The Kettering Medical Center in Ohio. Over the past few months My Team, Dr Graham, and Myself have been monitoring the fracture to the hamate bone in my left wrist.

I made attempts to play through this injury at three recent events, including the Masters, but this is typically an injury that requires surgical treatment. Through continued discomfort from the fracture, it has caused me to alter my grip and swing, resulting in my inability to compete at golf’s highest level.

This has not been easy physically and mentally for me. For now, I will be taking the appropriate time needed to rest and recover from this procedure and look forward to competing at the highest level within the next two months.

Thank you to my family, team, partners, and supporters during this tough stretch but I am excited to work hard to get back competing soon”. DeChambeau had a disappointing 86th Masters. He finished the event with an overall score of 12-over-par and missed the cut by a whopping eight strokes.

He carded rounds of four-over-par, 76, and eight-over-par, 80 in the first two rounds. However, with the recent surgery, he will hopefully give him relief from the pain. And give him back the strength to hit bombs off the tee soon.

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