Wie undergoes surgery, out for 2018 LGPA Tour season

Wie undergoes surgery, out for 2018 LGPA Tour season
(McCracken, David)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Michelle Wie announced today that she underwent surgery on her hand will sit out the rest of the 2018 LPGA Tour season to recover.

The former Punahou graduate has a well-documented history with injuries, most recently to her right hand that has kept her out of action for some time.

The five-time Tour winner released the following statement on social media with the following statement:

I think John Mayer once said, “Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.” A lot of people have been asking me what’s been going on with my hand and I haven’t shared much, because I wasn’t sure what was going on myself. After countless MRI’s, X-rays, CT scans, and doctor consultations, I was diagnosed with having a small Avulsion Fracture, bone spurring, and nerve entrapment in my right hand. After 3 cortisone injections and some rest following the British Open, we were hoping it was going to be enough to grind through the rest of the season, but it just wasn’t enough to get me through. So I made the decision after Hana Bank to withdraw from the rest of the season, come back to the states, and get surgery to fix these issues. It’s been disheartening dealing with pain in my hand all year but hopefully I am finally on the path to being and STAYING pain free!  Happy to announce that surgery was a success today and I cannot wait to start my rehab so that I can come back stronger and healthier than ever. Huge thank you to Dr. Weiland’s team at HSS for taking great care of me throughout this process and to all my fans for your unwavering support. It truly means the world to me. I’ll be back soon guys!!!! Promise.
Michelle Wie

Wie did not provide a specific timetable for her return.

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