Faldo: McIlroy ankle injury may have long term consequences

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By Kevin Murphy

Former British Open Champion Nick Faldo has warned that Rory McElroy’s golfing ability may be affected by his ankle injury.

McIlroy misses out on the third major of the year at St Andrews in a kick around with his friends in Belfast.

Faldo told the Mirror: “You can live your life how you want to. But the problem is if you injure yourself can they repair it exactly the same as it was?

“That is why I never skied because I saw a guy put his thumb around the other side of his forearm.

“That is the problem and it is a tough one for Rory. He has to wait until it is 100% before he can start doing anything and start practicing on it. That takes discipline.”

“It is a great shame as the man was more than likely to contend. I am sure he is very inspired by what Jordan Speith is doing right now. “

Speith is chasing his third consecutative major of the year and was a brilliant winner of the John Deere Classic over the weekend.