Jason Day's vertigo caused by viral ear infection; will play British Open
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Jason Day’s vertigo caused by viral ear infection; will play British Open

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Jason Day's doctors have figured out what's behind the benign positional vertigo he suffered at the U.S. Open in June and caused him to pull out of the AT&T Byron Nelson in May.

Day is dealing with a viral infection of a nerve in his right inner ear and getting treatment for it ahead of an expected start at next week's Open Championship, according to Golf Channel.

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Dr. John Oas, a neurologist and vertigo specialist at the Ohio State University, came to the conclusion after reviewing the results of two sleep studies and some blood samples from the 27-year-old Aussie. The medication is expected to drastically reduce the chances of another vertigo episode.

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