Michelle Wie will miss LPGA Championship because of injured finger

Michelle Wie to miss LPGA Championship next week because of injured right index finger

Michelle Wie, who had to withdraw Thursday from the Meijer LPGA Classic because of an injured finger, will miss the LPGA Championship next week.

Wie's management company, IMG Golf, announced Saturday that the reigning U.S. Women's Open champion has a stress reaction in a bone in her right index finger and will be sidelined for three to five weeks.

IMG Golf released the following statement from Wie, who will also miss the Canadian Women's Open:

“I was looking forward to playing the next three weeks. It's honestly one of my favorite stretches on tour. It's extremely disappointing to miss these events, but I am relieved to have a proper diagnosis.

“Seven years ago, I would have tried to play through this injury and it is important to me not to make that mistake again. I feel more comfortable now listening to my body and, while it's hard to miss this stretch of events, I know I will be better suited to continue a great year and finish strong.”

Dr. Tom Graham of the Cleveland Clinic examined Wie, according to IMG Golf.

"Michelle has developed an 'acute-on-chronic' injury influenced by the volume in which she practices and plays," Graham said in a statement. "Michelle is very aware of her body and was keen to pick up on this injury before it may have created a more severe problem."

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