Rory McIlroy has been compelled to withdraw from this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with a rib harm.
The Northern Irishman performed via the ache in dropping a play-off to Graeme Storm on the BMW SA Open on Sunday, having stated on Friday morning he had thought of pulling out of the occasion as a result of drawback.
He underwent a scan on Monday morning and has been recognized with a stress fracture to a rib.
No timetable has been given for his return, however the European Tour introduced he would miss this week’s occasion in Abu Dhabi.
McIlroy stated in a press release: “It is bitterly disappointing to need to withdraw from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. I believe everybody is aware of how a lot I really like taking part in this match, which is without doubt one of the greatest on the European Tour because of the unimaginable assist of HSBC and the Abu Dhabi Sports activities Council.
“To be compelled to overlook this week via harm is absolutely fairly annoying to be completely trustworthy, however I’m certain the match might be an enormous success and I hope everybody concerned has an awesome week.
“In situations like this you simply have to listen to the experts and the team I have consulted have all advised me to rest until my rib has fully recovered.”
McIlroy had initially cited the issue as suspected fatigue after an low season that has seen him hit plenty of balls in follow attempting to determine on new gear after former provider Nike determined to cease producing golf equipment final yr.
He performed in Johannesburg along with his again taped up whereas taking anti-inflammatories.
American stars Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler – the defending champion – are resulting from play in Abu Dhabi, the place McIlroy has completed outdoors the highest three solely 3 times in 9 appearances.