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Rory McIlroy ruptures ligament in ankle while playing soccer

Rory McIlroy ruptures ligament in ankle while playing soccer

Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf's No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews. Just as excitement was building toward a potential clash at the Old Course between McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, McIlroy posted a jarring photo on Instagram showing him on crutches with a walking boot on this left ankle. The 26-year-old from Northern Ireland said it was a "total rupture" of an ankle ligament and the joint capsule that happened while he was playing soccer with friends. Sean O'Flaherty, his chief spokesman, said McIlroy has withdrawn from the Scottish Open this week at...

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