Day not too worried about latest back injury


ATLANTA – When you’ve dealt with as many injuries as Jason Day you know how to keep things in perspective.

The world No. 1’s most recent ailment, for example, led to him withdrawing from the BMW Championship and has made for an interesting week at the Tour Championship. But on Wednesday at East Lake he talked about the injury with all the clinical detachment of a doctor.

“It's not the first time that it's happened. I mean, if it was the first time, then I'd be like, Oh, I'm really kind of worried about it,” he said.

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Day said he first injured his back changing a diaper and at the BMW he was putting a tee in the ground when he was sidelined. A magnetic resonance imaging test last week showed that he has an annulus tear of the ligament.

The Australian said the injury was the byproduct of playing three consecutive tournaments and not having the time to do the things before and after his rounds that protect him from reinjuring his back.

“I wasn't able to go to the gym as much, missed a few massage sessions with my guy. Muscles turn off, and then my back goes out. But I learned from it. I'm going to try and get better,” he said.

Day said he was able to get back into his normal routine during the off week before the Tour Championship, and doesn’t expect the injury to be an issue at East Lake.