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Jessica Korda has announced she will be taking a break from golf to fully recover from a persistent back injury.
The six-time LPGA Tour winner took to Twitter to release a statement, in which she said her lingering back injury was not getting better.
In the statement, she said that she didn’t know when she would be returning to competitive golf, saying she will stop playing until she is fully healthy again.
“The last year has been an extremely challenging time for me as I struggle with an injury in my back,” said the 30-year-old.
“Following the advice of my doctor and the guidance of my physio, we’ve committed countless hours at home and on the road for me to try and get my body healthy and ready to compete each week.
“Unfortunately, we’ve reached the point where the pain is not improving, forcing me to have to withdraw out of several tournaments.
“At the advice of my medical team, I have made the tough decision to stop playing until I can get my back fully healthy.
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— Jessica Korda (@Thejessicakorda) May 28, 2023
“At this point, we do not have a firm timeline for my return but I’m working with the best of the best and am focused on coming back as soon as possible.”
Korda, who most recently won in 2021, has struggled with injuries for years. In the past, her back, forearm and ribs have caused her to miss events.
In her most recent start at the Cognizant Founders Cup, Korda withdrew after her first round, where shot level par.
Her sister, Nelly, is also currently toiling with a back injury, which has seen her withdraw from this week’s Mizuha Americas Open.
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