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Rory McIlroy Shares Gruesome Photo Of Just How Bad His Ankle Was

Conor O'Leary
By Conor O'Leary
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Rory McIlroy's ankle is probably the most famous injury in golf since Tiger Woods won his last major at the US Open in 2008 on a broken leg.

McIlroy ruptured his ankle ligaments playing five-a-side with his friends ahead of the British Open at St. Andrew's. With no one sure when the World No. 1 is set to return, McIlroy has posted this instagram picture of just how bad his ankle looked four and three weeks ago respectively:

4 and a half and 3 and a half weeks ago respectively... I've come a long way since.

A photo posted by Rory McIlroy (@rorymcilroy) on


It looks like there was a driver cover in his ankle, and the scarring a week later after the swelling. It's no wonder he isn't back yet.

Given that the final major of the year is almost exactly six weeks since his injury, there is no telling whether he will be ready to defend his crown. With images like that, it'll just be nice to see him back sooner rather than later.

See Also: McIlroy's No. 1 Sport In Jeopardy But A Return From Injury Is On The Cards
See Also: Here's What Rory McIlroy Is Doing To Rehabilitate That Injured Ankle

Cover Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE


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