10th February 2010
Jesper Parnevik faces retirement from golf due to back injury
• Swede has fractured vertebrae in lower back
• Player underwent emergency sugery on Monday
Jesper Parnevik has said that he is likely to have to retire from golf, because of a fractured vertebrae in his lower back.
The five-time winner on the US PGA Tour told a Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet, that doctors have said that he needs to undergo joint fusion surgery, “which means I can’t play anymore”.
The paper reported that Parnevik had emergency back surgery on Monday that would keep him from playing for at least a month.
The 44-year-old Swede says a more advanced operation that could risk his career “seems inevitable”.
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