Kiradech plans to undergo knee surgery

Thu 21 Aug 2014

Kiradech plans to undergo knee surgery

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Bangkok, August 21: Asian Tour reigning Order of Merit winner Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand is planning to undergo a  surgery following a persistent pain in the knee.
The 25-year-old Thai has been suffering from knee problems for awhile now which saw him withdraw from the second round of the PGA Championship earlier this month.
Kiradech, who also suffers from a lingering thyroid problem, had undergone a knee surgery some 15 years back when he was only 10 years old.
He will make a decision on whether to go for the knee surgery after the KLM Open which is slated to take place in the Netherlands from September 11-14.
“He always feels pain in the knee when he plays too many events or practises too much. He thinks that may be a more appropriate time to undergo surgery,'' reported the Bangkok Post.
Kiradech was ranked 59th on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) at the end of last year following his victory at the prestigious Maybank Malaysia Open. However, he struggled this year and had slipped to a current ranking of 120th in the world.
On the Asian Tour Order of Merit, Kiradech is ranked 29th courtesy of his fourth place finish at the CIMB Niaga Indonesia Master where he took home US$37,500.
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