Brad Faxon on Brooks Koepka’s injury: Range chatter suggests Koepka could be out 6-8 months

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As late as Sunday evening, Brooks Koepka’s plans for the Masters in two weeks remained uncertain. Koepka confirmed to Golfweek that he had undergone surgery on his right knee last week and was undecided whether he’d compete at Augusta National Golf Club next month.

Koepka withdrew from the Players Championship on March 7, and has not competed since. He offered a little more detail about the injury to Golfweek, writing in a text message that he suffered “a right knee cap dislocation and ligament damage.”

In his past two Masters starts, Koepka has finished T-7 and T-2. He’s a monster in majors, which obviously has the golf world talking about how serious this injury really is, and when we might expect to see Koepka return to action.

Brad Faxon was asked that question during an appearance on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio on Tuesday and said that talk around the Honda Classic indicated it’s serious.

“I think this is a really tough question to answer. There was rumors around here, the Honda Classic was last week where I live, I was on the range with caddies and talking, and I have instructor friends, I think this injury is way more serious than Koepka’s letting on,” said Faxon.

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“I’ve heard, you know, patella injury, post collateral ligament, PCL. I’ve dealt with multiple ACL injuries, and I’ve heard rumors he’s out for six to eight months,” he continued. “So I don’t think the Masters has a chance. I’m not saying I want that to happen for Brooks in any reason. We need him on the Tour. He’s a hell of a player, but I think he’s going to battle this one. PCL’s a tough injury to get over. Couple that with the other parts of the knee that got injured and we may not know the true story … but I know we’re pulling for him.”

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