As announced on Wednesday, Bryson DeChambeau has finally decided to undergo surgery to treat a small bone fracture in the palm of his hand. It is already certain that he will miss the PGA Championship next month in Oklahoma.
It is the hamatum bone of the left hand, one of the eight bones of the wrist called the carpal bones, that was affected. Sometimes called the “uncinate” bone, which means “hooked,” it is found in the back of the palm. The part that rests at the end of the stick on the right-handed player.
Due to the discomfort inherent in the fracture, this forced me to modify my grip and swing.
“Today I had a successful operation on my left wrist”, to writing Bryson DeChambeau in his account instagram which specifies that the operation was performed by the Dr Thomas Grahamhand surgeon.
“I tried to play with this injury in three three tournaments, including the teachers, but it is usually an injury that requires an operation. Due to the inherent discomfort of the fracture, this caused me to alter my grip and swing, which prevented me from competing at the highest level and was not easy physically and mentally for me. »
Return to the US Open?
Disabled by this injury since the beginning of the year, DeChambeau has been a shadow of his former self during his rare tournament appearances. 25 of 38 in Tournament of Champions in Hawaiifailed court in Open Farmers Insurance a torrey pines before declaring package at the end of the first round in Saudi International.
Forced to take several weeks off, the winner of theUS Open 2020 did not shine at the end of march WGC-Match Play where he was ingloriously eliminated in the group stage.
After another failed cut in Valero Texas Openhe has played the Masters against the advice of the doctors but again failed to qualify for the weekend.
Without giving precise indications on the date of his return, the player who has dropped to 19th place in the world ranking speaks of an unavailability of around 2 months. This could allow him to be able to play again in mid-June during the US Open.
It remains to be seen with what level of preparation?
Today, I had successful left wrist surgery on my fractured hamate hook. The surgery was performed by world-renowned hand surgeon, Dr. Thomas Graham. I want to thank Dr. Graham and the amazing staff and Kettering Medical Center in Ohio. pic.twitter.com/SoS9HVh7Wo
—Bryson DeChambeau (@b_dechambeau) April 14, 2022