Pat Perez withdrew from the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open on Thursday, sparking concerns of an injury, perhaps of a relapse related to the surgically-repaired labrum that kept him out for most of 2016.
According to Perez's wife Ashley, Pat's shoulder tightened up, so he withdrew as a precaution at the risk of pushing the shoulder too far. After consulting with the PGA Tour's medical staff, he got confirmation that the shoulder area was inflamed at the bicep muscle but that there was no other medical issue.
My phone has been blowing up all morning and everyone has the same question. What happened to @patperezgolf to clarify the situation- his shoulder tightened up and he didn't want to push it without having it immediately looked at. Last thing we want is a setback since all the hard work and rehab he has gone through. He saw the PGA doctor after he WD and the Dr. confirmed nothing was torn it was just inflamed at the bicep and just needs ice and rest. All is good and he will be in Pebble next week. Thanks for all the concerned texts xox #wastemanagementphoenixopen #pgatour
Perez, who won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in November and finished T-3 in the SBS Tournament of Champions, plans to be in the field next week at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
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