Ryder Cup star Jamie Donaldson appears to have suffered a severe finger injury following a mishap with a chainsaw.
The Welshman, who claimed the decisive point as Europe defeated the United States in September 2014, posted a graphic photo on Twitter of what seems to be a laceration to the little finger on his left hand.
So folks in my time off decided to have a fight with a chainsaw and lost! Oops!! C u in Dubai🙄 pic.twitter.com/uyVFfnsULL— Jamie Donaldson (@DonaldsonJamie) January 18, 2016
Above the image, the 40-year-old wrote: “So folks in my time off decided to have a fight with a chainsaw and lost! Oops!! C u in Dubai.”
It is not yet known whether Donaldson hacked off the finger completely, although the image shows he required stitches.
Exactly when it happened and when he might be able to return is also unclear, but his post seems to indicate he will play at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, which gets under way on February 4.
Donaldson endured a lean 2015 season, when he finished in the top 10 on just four occasions on the European and PGA Tours.
However, he claimed his first victory in more than a year on the Asian Tour’s Thailand Golf Championship just before Christmas, defeating, among others, Ryder Cup team-mate Lee Westwood.
He had been due to play at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, a tournament he won in 2013, this week but may now appear for the first time this year in Dubai.