Will Wilcox withdraws from Deutsche Bank after rental car injury
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Will Wilcox withdraws from Deutsche Bank after rental car injury

Will Wilcox withdrew from the Deutsche Bank Championship on Wednesday after injuring his right knee in a rental car.

Wilcox explained what happened on his personal website, saying, "On Monday morning of this week, I slammed my right knee into the dash of my rental car, which was set up much differently than my car, while getting in to drive to a fundraiser golf event outside of Atlanta.

"After attempting to treat it myself with rest and ice, the pain and swelling continued.  Over the past few days, I have sought out multiple medical opinions, including working with the training staff of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and also Dr. Scott Maughon, who is one of Atlanta’s very best Sports Medicine and Orthopedic doctors, who were all nice enough to see me on such short notice. After appointments, X-Ray and a MRI  we have found deep bruising to my patellar tendon, which explains the current pain and difficultly in applying weight to my right knee and leg."

Wilcox's PGA Tour season will end here. Ranked 89th coming into the Deutsche Bank, Wilcox will not get into the top 70 in FedEx Cup points, needed to advance to the BMW Championship.

It's been an excellent season for Wilcox, who locked up his 2015-16 PGA Tour status with a solo second-place finish at the Barbasol Championship, played opposite the Open Championship in July. In just 17 starts this season, Wilcox made 13 cuts and had six top-15 finishes.