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Injury forces McIlroy to turn back on wife

Injury forces McIlroy to turn back on wife

The Northern Irishman felt discomfort during the Players Championship over the weekend, but scans have shown that the pain he felt at Sawgrass was a "low grade response" to his previous injury. Among those anxious about what results appear in Belfast on Monday will be the European Tour - McIlroy is due to be the marquee player at Wentworth's BMW PGA Championship from 25 May. - Rory McIlroy will have an MRI on Monday to see if there's new damage to the same spot on his back which he injured in January in South Africa.

But the four-time major victor, whose back was heavily strapped, is confident the problem is not a recurrence of the rib-joint injury that sidelined him for seven weeks at the start of the year, and he insisted his back actually felt better than during the second round. "But there are so many unknowns and unless you get an image taken of it you just don't know". "If that injury was an 8 or a 9 in terms of pain and soreness and stiffness, this is around a 4 or 5", he said. "What's going on?'" laughed McIlroy, who got married to Erica several weeks ago after the Masters. "It might just be a flare-up of what happened previously and I just need to rest for a few days and it might be OK".

"I'm hoping the scan just shows a slight tear in the muscle or something like that, or a little strain. I feel like I can distinguish what the difference is between the two, so it's about making sure there's no spasm and it doesn't really tighten up around the joint".

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"Around Augusta, my body adapted and got used to playing and practicing again", he said.

McIlroy said he's been trying to sleep on his right side at night, but that has created another interesting development for the newlywed. Are you not happy with me?

He added: "It's not any worse, which is a good thing, I guess that's positive".

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