Wie's wrist in a cast from injury

Friday, February 9th 2007, 5:50 pm
By: News On 6

HONOLULU (AP) _ Michelle Wie injured her wrist in a fall while running and is wearing a hard cast that will keep her away from golf for at least a month, a family spokesman said Friday.

Spokesman Jesse Derris said the 17-year-old injured her left wrist this week and that her doctors expect it will take four to six weeks to heal. Wie's right wrist was tightly taped from an injury last month at the Sony Open, where she missed the cut.

``Michelle's playing schedule will be altered as needed to allow the injury to fully heal,'' he said.

Wie wasn't planning to play in either the SBS Open or the Fields Open the next two weeks in Honolulu when the LPGA Tour season gets under way. But the injury raises questions whether she will recover in time for the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first LPGA major of the year that starts March 29.

A year ago, Wie was one shot behind when she faced a 25-foot chip from just off the 18th green at Nabisco. She hit it 10 feet by, then missed the birdie putt that would have allowed her to join a playoff.

Wie had at least a share of the lead on the back nine of two other LPGA majors last year, but faltered badly at the end of the season. She finished out of the top 10 in her final two LPGA Tour starts and has missed the cut in her last four appearances against the men.