Kerr says tendonitis in elbow has 'turned corner'


PARKER, Colo. – American Cristie Kerr wore a formidable looking support bandage from her right elbow down to her right wrist in Wednesday’s practice round at the Solheim Cup.

She has been battling tendonitis in that elbow since late April.

Given how an injury to her right wrist factored into the finish of the last Solheim Cup, her bandage couldn’t help raising eyebrows as she prepares for this week’s matches.

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Don’t worry, though. Kerr said she’s feeling good.

“Honestly, my arm hasn’t been this good since the early part of the year,” she said. “It’s really started to turn the corner.”

Kerr played with tendonitis in her right wrist in the American loss in Ireland two years ago. It got so bad, she couldn’t make it to the first tee for the anchor match of the Sunday singles finale. She conceded her match to Karen Stupples and the Americans lost 15-13.

Kerr, 35, had a platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment after the U.S. Women’s Open six weeks ago. The elbow seems to have responded well.

Kerr is playing in her seventh Solheim Cup. Only Juli Inkster, Beth Daniel and Meg Mallon have played in more.