American Scott Piercy to undergo surgery on arm and faces three to four months out
Scott Piercy requires surgery on his right arm and is expected to be out of action for up to four months.
Last Updated: 26/02/14 5:29pm
The 35-year-old American has been diagnosed with a tear of a tendon in his forearm and is booked in for an operation at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio on Thursday.
The arm first began to bother Piercy at last season's Byron Nelson Championship and he has subsequently undergone cortisone injections to treat it.
However, after being eliminated in the first round of last week's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, it was discovered that the tendon had partially torn from the bone.
The Las Vegas native said of the injury after last week's loss to Justin Rose: "I've never felt such pain in my life."
He is now booked in for surgery and will be operated on by Dr. Thomas Graham.
On Wednesday, Piercy wrote on Instagram: "Found out what was wrong with my elbow!! Needs to be fixed! Headed to Cleveland Clinic to have Dr Graham fix it. Will be out for a short while but will be back stronger than ever. Looking forward to playing pain free again!!!"