European Tour

Stenson hopes to make swift recovery from stunt rib injury

2017-11-08 20:06
Henrik Stenson (AP)

Paris - Henrik Stenson is hoping a swift recovery to a rib injury sustained in a promotional event will allow him to contest next week's European Tour season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

The Swedish golfer went on Instagram to reveal the news and to also regret the "Superman" comment he made at the conclusion to last week's Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya.

Stenson last Sunday suggested his rib injury some 11 days earlier resulted from an event ahead of the WGC-HSBC Champions event when he, world number one Dustin Johnson and leading China golfer Haotong Li were suspended in the air.

Stenson went onto to finish joint runner-up in Shanghai but the injury clearly affected his showing in Turkey and he finished well down the field after undergoing daily treatment on the injury.

After the event, he said: "I am not Superman given certain people thought I was Superman."

He left Turkey indicating he was returning home for an MRI on the injury but would more than likely miss both this week's Nedbank Challenge and also the final event in Dubai.

"I'm disappointed to have to pre-emptively withdraw from the Nedbank Golf Challenge Hosted by Gary Player, as I was looking forward to this important year-end event on the European Tour," said Stenson.

"At this point I am back home in Orlando waiting to do a scan on my ribs and get the necessary rest. I am still hoping for a quick recovery and have not ruled out playing in Dubai next week at this point.

"My comment about not being Superman was a sarcastic way of saying that I am susceptible to injury like any other athlete and sometimes these things happen when you least expect them."

He added: "The plan as of now will be to participate in the DP World Championship if my body is back to 100 percent."


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Breaking News


Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.