Ted Potter, Jr. picked a bad time to step off the wrong curb.
After missing the cut last month at the RBC Canadian Open, Potter reportedly fell outside his hotel in Montreal and broke his ankle. The injury is expected to keep him from swinging a club for the next three months.
"I slipped on a curb, rolled my ankle and busted it up pretty good," he told the Ocala Star Banner.
The injury, which occurred July 27, required surgery and puts Potter's fate in jeopardy for the 2014-15 season. His lone PGA Tour victory came at the 2012 Greenbrier Classic, and his two-year exemption for winning that event expires next month. He was No. 146 in the FedEx Cup standings at the time of the injury, with hopes of improving his standing at both the Barracuda Championship and this week's Wyndham Championship.
Instead, the injury will now prevent him from cracking the top 125 for a spot in the playoffs, and it will also keep him from playing for his '14-'15 playing privileges at the Web.com Tour Finals in the coming weeks.
Potter would have past champion status as a last resort, but he's hopeful the Tour will grant him a minor medical exemption that he could put to use in early 2015.
"That would be the goal if I'm healthy enough and have enough time to get some practice in before then, but it probably looks more like February right now," he said.