Jon Rahm pulls out of US Open with leg injury

PINEHURST, NC – A lingering toe injury has ruled Jon Rahm out of the 2024 US Open. Rahm announced his departure on Tuesday afternoon at X:

“After consulting with several doctors and my team, I have decided that withdrawing from this week’s US Open Championship is in the best interest of my long-term health,” Rahm wrote. “To say I’m disappointed is a huge understatement! I wish all my teammates the best of luck and thank the USGA staff, volunteers and the community of Pinehurst. Championship! I’ll be back in action soon!”

Rahm, the 2021 US Open champion, mentioned during his press conference on Tuesday that he is suffering from an injury to his left leg. “It’s a concern. It’s working better. It’s working better. But of course there’s still pain,” she said, sporting a flip-flop on her affected leg.

The injury forced Rahm to withdraw from last weekend’s LIV Golf Tournament in Houston, raising concerns about his ability to compete at this week’s US Open.

“I don’t know how or what happened, but it took its toll,” Rahm said. “The pain was intense. In the Saturday round, on Saturday morning, I numbed the area. It was supposed to last the whole round, and I was already in pain on my second hole.

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“Contagion was the area of ​​concern,” he added. “Now the infection is under control, but there’s still swelling, there’s still pain. There’s a reason I go out in shoes and flip-flops, to try to keep the area dry and heal quickly. But I can only do what the human body can do so fast. will work.

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