Cristie Kerr is committed to play in the LPGA Hana Bank Championship in South Korea next week, but that start’s uncertain now because of the wrist injury that knocked her out of the Sunday singles at the Solheim Cup.
Kerr was diagnosed with deQuervain’s tendonitis, an inflammation of the wrist tendons at the base of the thumb, by an orthopedic specialist in Ireland, according to her husband/manager, Erik Stevens. He said Tuesday that Kerr is undergoing treatment but won’t make a decision on whether to try to play in Asia until this weekend. He said the wrist was still swollen and in a protective splint.
“It is a pain and swelling management injury, so it could be days or weeks,” Stevens said in a text message about the timetable for Kerr’s return to the tour.
Kerr developed soreness in her right wrist after arriving at the Solheim Cup. She played through the injury Friday and Saturday but left the driving range in tears before her scheduled singles match Sunday morning unable to play through the worsening pain. She conceded the match to Karen Stupples with the Europeans going on to win the Solheim Cup for the first time since 2003.