Ahead of last month’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Brooks Koepka opened up about his left knee injury that he’s been battling with since last March. He explained that he actually re-injured it in October at the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges after slipping on concrete.
Long story short, he explained that his kneecap wasn’t stable and it was moving all over the place.
Koepka is making his first start on the PGA Tour since October at this week’s Genesis Invitational and heading into the event most assumed that his knee was at least close to being back to 100 percent.
It turns out that’s not the case, not even close, actually.
In an interview with Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis, Koepka gave an honest update about the injury claiming that he’s not even sure that his knee may ever be 100 percent again. Here’s what he had to say, via Golf Digest:
“It was a lot worse than we let on,” Koepka said. “A lot of pain. I’m nowhere near 100 percent, I don’t know if my knee will ever be 100 percent. It’s one of those things where I’m just trying every day.
“To be honest with you, Monday [at Riviera] was the most pain I’ve had since I tore it. You have good days and you have bad days and you’ve just got to really watch it. Now it feels stable though. I don’t feel like my knee, when I’m walking, it’s going to go out to the left or go inside on me. It feels stable. It’s just strengthening things. But yeah, there’s still pain there.”
These are pretty shocking updates from the No. 2 player in the world, to say the least. For him to say that on Monday it was the most pain he’s had since tearing it shows that the rehab and healing process is very much still ongoing.
Koepka is playing the weekend at Riviera after shooting 69-73 in the opening two rounds of the Genesis Invitational.