European Tour

Jimenez breaks leg skiing

2012-12-30 17:21
Miguel Angel Jimenez (AP)

Madrid - Popular Spanish veteran Miguel Angel Jimenez has broken a leg skiing and will be out of action for up to five months, a European golf spokesperson said on Sunday.

"Miguel Angel Jimenez underwent an operation yesterday and he will not be able to play again for about five months due to a serious injury to his right leg," said Maria Acacia Lopez-Bachillez in a press release.

The injury to the 48-year-old Ryder Cup star happened when he fell during a skiing outing in the Sierra Nevada range of Andalucia in southern Spain

He broke his tibia just below the knee and was taken immediately to a hospital in Malaga, where the operation was carried out with success.

"It will take me three, four or five months to fully recover and play again at a competitive level," Jimenez was quoted as saying in the statement.

"I have been playing well but that's just the way it goes in life."

Jimenez made headlines in November when he won the Hong Kong Open to become the oldest winner ever on the European Tour.

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