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Piercy out several months with arm injury

  • The Sports Network
  • Published Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at 11:21 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at 11:26 a.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - Scott Piercy, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, will be out of action for the next several months due to a tear in his right arm.

Piercy, who first injured the arm last year at the Byron Nelson Championship, is slated for surgery on Thursday to repair a tear of the flexor digitum superficialis.

The 2012 Canadian Open winner received a cortisone shot after an unsuccessful title defense north of the border last July. He received a second shot after sharing fifth place at the 2013 PGA Championship.

At that point, he learned the tendon had frayed. Piercy lost his first-round match at the WGC-Accenture Match Play last Wednesday, then found out from an MRI on Monday that the tendon had partially torn away from the bone.

He was quoted after Wednesday's match as saying, "I've never felt such pain in my life."

Now he knows why. Piercy is expected to miss three-to-four months after the surgery.

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