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Graeme McDowell optimistic he can complete WGC-HSBC Champions event in China after injuring hand

Updated: Friday, 02 Nov 2012 16:39 | Comments

Graeme McDowell accidentally slammed the hotel door against his right hand
Graeme McDowell accidentally slammed the hotel door against his right hand

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Graeme McDowell has played down fears his season could be over after catching his hand in a hotel door – the freak accident leaving him with severe bruising.

Manager Conor Ridge said McDowell got his right hand caught in the door just before leaving his hotel for the second round at the WGC-HSBC Champions event in China.

McDowell did play through the pain to complete his round at the Mission Hills course, and later tweeted that he should be "okay for 2moro". 

The 2010 US Open winner looked to be in pain during his round of 75, which left him tied for 56th. He has three events left on this year's schedule: the World Tour Championship in Dubai, the Australian Masters and the World Challenge in California.

"He got it treated this morning. It was obviously quite sore because he said it feels like it's broken," said Ridge. "They've confirmed since that it's not broken, it's just bruised.

"He did it this morning before he left the hotel room, literally when he was on his way down here so we're going to see what it's like in the morning."

"Knowing him he'd have to be pretty bad not to play" - Conor Ridge

Ridge added: "He's not going to want to miss any of them (his last events). He's looking forward to going to Australia, he hasn't played there for a long time.

"He's certainly not winding down. He won't want to miss the last two rounds here either, let's be honest. Hopefully he's OK but knowing him he'd have to be pretty bad not to play."

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