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Spieth's wrist injury continues to linger

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The left wrist injury Jordan Spieth first suffered a week before the PGA Championship last year hasn’t gone away.

That doesn’t necessarily means it’s worse — or better.

“It’s a come-and-go thing,” Spieth said last week after his pro-am round at the RBC Heritage. “I could oddly enough twist in the wrong way getting off the ground, and I couldn’t play tomorrow. But I could play the next day.”

Spieth said the tendon sheath is torn enough that it won’t hold the tendon perfectly in place. He said he could lift a 20-pound weight without any issue. But then something small, like placing his hand on the counter to pick something up, could trigger it.

It was fine when he started the first round Thursday. He had it taped up Friday and went without the next day.

Spieth doesn’t expect any changes to his schedule, though he has one eye on the offseason to figure out what to do.

“It’s not really a surgical thing, it’s a rest thing,” he said. “From who I’ve talked to in other sports, the ulnar side of the wrist is hard to heal.”

Spieth said he saw a hand specialist last offseason and had imaging done, and he has yet to solve the issue.

“When it pops up, instead of me being out for a month, I’m out for a day,” he said.

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