Ian Poulter doubtful for British Open with wrist injury

Ian Poulter is a doubt for the 143rd Open Championship this week after leaving Hoylake on Monday to undergo a scan on a wrist injury suffered at the Scottish Open.

Ian Poulter's participation in this week's Open Championship has been put under threat by a wrist injury.

The Ryder Cup star suffered the problem while missing the cut at the Scottish Open in Aberdeen last Friday.

The 38-year-old played a practice round with English compatriot Lee Westwood on Monday before departing the Hoylake course in Liverpool for a scan to discover the extent of the damage.

Poulter tweeted: "Just off to Leeds to have a MRI scan on the wrist. Jarred it last week on 14th and 18th. Precautionary but has to be done.

He later added: "Just had the MRI. Wait until tomorrow to get the results. No fractures that I do know. Radiologist will let me know. Fingers crossed."

Poulter's best Major finish was as runner-up to Padraig Harrington at the Open Championship in 2008.

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