Michelle Wie sidelined with hand injury

AFP| Last Updated: Aug 10, 2014, 09:26 AM IST

Belmont: American golfer Michelle Wie could miss up to five weeks of the LPGA Tour after being diagnosed with a right hand injury, the LPGA announced Saturday.

Wie has a "stress reaction in a bone of the index finger on her right hand" said a statement.

The timing isn`t good for Wie as she will miss next week`s LPGA Championship. The Evian Championship is also in question.

"I was looking forward to playing the next three weeks. It`s honestly one of my favorite stretches on tour," Wie said. "It`s extremely disappointing to miss these events, but I am relieved to have a proper diagnosis."

After winning the US Women`s Open and sharing eighth at the Arkansas Championship, Wie missed the cut at the Women`s British Open and at the Marathon Classic. She then withdrew from this week`s Meijer Classic during the first round.