DJ Hurts Back In Freak Accident; Status Questionable

Dustin Johnson reportedly fell on some stairs in his rental home, and seriously injured his back. Johnson’s manager, David Winkle, said in a statement that the world No. 1 slipped on a staircase and landed hard on his lower back. His status for tomorrow’s first round of the Masters is now up in the air.

“At roughly 3:00 pm today, Dustin took a serious fall on a staircase in his Augusta rental home,” Winkle wrote in a statement. “He landed very hard on his lower back and is now resting, although quite uncomfortably. He has been advised to remain immobile and begin a regimen of anti-inflammatory medication and icing, with the hope of being able to play tomorrow.”

Johnson is paired with Bubba Watson and Jimmy Walker in the final group on Thursday with a 2:03 PM tee time. Some theorize the late start may give DJ more time to heal.

The winner of three-straight tournaments, Johnson was the heavy favorite to capture his first Green Jacket this weekend.


DJ immediately canceled his appearance at the GWAA dinner…Per Jason Sobel

According to Tim Rosaforte…

PGW Staff

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