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Minor injury keep Woods out at Quail Hollow

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Tiger Woods will miss next week’s Wells Fargo Championship due to left-knee and Achilles tendon injuries he announced on his Web site on Tuesday.

According to the announcement, Woods suffered “a Grade 1 mild medial collateral ligament sprain to his left knee and a mild strain to his left Achilles tendon while hitting a difficult and awkward second shot” during the third round of the Masters.

Woods finished tied for fourth at Augusta National but was later evaluated by doctors who advised him to rest the injuries and undergo cold-water therapy as well as soft tissue treatment later this week.

The release said Woods “hopes to be back in a few weeks” and his next likely start would by The Players Championship May 12-15.

Woods won at Quail Hollow in 2007 but missed the cut there last year in his first regular-season event following a high-profile scandal that led to his divorce.

“I personally contacted tournament officials and expressed my regret in not being able to play,' Woods said. 'This is an outstanding event, but I must follow doctors' orders to get better.'