The start of 2018 has seen two of the world’s top 10, Hideki Matsuyama and Brooks Koepka, forced to the sidelines with wrist injuries.

Koepka announced he would be out for two months in mid-January and Matsuyama was forced to withdraw from his title defence at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at the start of last month.

Now two-time major champion Martin Kaymer has become the third man looking a doubt for the year’s first major in a month’s time, announcing a wrist injury of his own via Twitter.

The German withdrew from the Honda Classic after his opening round of 75 and has come out now to publicly discuss the extent of his injury.

“[A doctor in Munich] told me one bone was misplaced in my right wrist,” Kaymer said.

“I got some injections the last four days.

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“The next time I’ll be back on the golf course, I do not know yet. But hopefully sooner rather than later.

He continued: “For now I will stay home for a little bit, see family, see friends.

“Mentally I will obviously prepare for the next event. I’m already getting in the mood to play golf again.

“Who knows when it’s going to be but I’m trying to do the right thing now and wait until it’s really healed. If not I’ll be back in the same position again in a month.”

The world-number-88 is currently unable to put a time frame on his wrist’s recovery, but there are just a few weeks left of the 10-week hiatus Koepka predicted whilst Matsuyama is still hoping to make a return at the Arnold Palmer Invitational later this month.

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