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Kiwi Lydia Ko considering wrist surgery

KIWI teenage sensation Lydia Ko will be out of golf for two months if she chooses to undergo wrist surgery.

NEW Zealand golfer Lydia Ko will consider surgery on her wrist in September, potentially ruling her out of golf for two months.

The world No.3 is battling increasing pain from a cyst on her left wrist, which was drained recently.

She decided against competing in this week's Portland Classic LPGA Tour event to rest the injury ahead of the final major of the year, the Evian Championship in France from September 11-14.

The 17-year-old also plans to contest the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Alabama a week later before weighing up the merits of surgery ahead of six tournaments in Asia during October and November.

The surgery recovery time is estimated to be at least two months.

Ko's agent Michael Yim told the Golfweek.com website that she underwent a MRI scan on the wrist this week and took further advice from Florida-based LPGA Tour medical director Bruce Thomas.

Yim says Ko has dealt with pain from the cyst for years - the result of diligent practice - but it has grown in recent weeks.

AAP

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