Chad Campbell Looking Better After Calf Injury


Midway through his second round last week at Colonial Country Club Chad Campbell was trying to swipe his ball from an awkward lie in a bunker when he felt something snap in his left calf. A few moments later he was on the ground, his face twisted in pain.
Initially doctors were concerned Campbell had torn his calf muscle, an injury that could end his season, but he met with doctors on Saturday who determined there was no need for an MRI and no muscle tear.
Campbell, who came up just short earlier this year in a playoff at Augusta National, was advised to ice and stretch the ailing muscle and doctors will reevaluate the injury on Thursday. He could be ready to play in time for next week’s St. Jude Championship, but Bethpage is a more likely candidate for his return.
“He said his calf muscle had been sore for a few days before this,” said Dennis Harrington, Campbell’s manager with Orasi Sports. “Right now he’s looking toward the U.S. Open.”
That’s good news for fans of the unassuming Texan, who didn’t have the look of a major contender when he was carted off property last Friday.