DJ Hurts Back In Freak Accident; Status Questionable


Dustin Johnson reportedly fell on some stairs in his rental home, and seriously injured his back. Johnson’s manager, David Winkle, said in a statement that the world No. 1 slipped on a staircase and landed hard on his lower back. His status for tomorrow’s first round of the Masters is now up in the air.

“At roughly 3:00 pm today, Dustin took a serious fall on a staircase in his Augusta rental home,” Winkle wrote in a statement. “He landed very hard on his lower back and is now resting, although quite uncomfortably. He has been advised to remain immobile and begin a regimen of anti-inflammatory medication and icing, with the hope of being able to play tomorrow.”

Johnson is paired with Bubba Watson and Jimmy Walker in the final group on Thursday with a 2:03 PM tee time. Some theorize the late start may give DJ more time to heal.

The winner of three-straight tournaments, Johnson was the heavy favorite to capture his first Green Jacket this weekend.


DJ immediately canceled his appearance at the GWAA dinner…Per Jason Sobel

According to Tim Rosaforte…


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