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On board: Injured Glover hopes to play Sony

Lucas Glover
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 26: Robert Allenby of Australia plays his second shot on the fourteenth hole during the Australian Masters pro-Am ahead of the Australian Masters at Huntingdale Golf Club on November 26, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)  - 

When Davis Love III learned of Lucas Glover’s paddle boarding accident that sidelined him for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and possibly this week’s Sony Open, he fired off a text message to his manager, Mac Barnhardt, who also represents Glover.

“Lucas shouldn’t be involved in dangerous activities,” the U.S. Ryder Cup captain texted, his tongue firmly planted in cheek. Love, among the PGA Tour’s most daring when it comes to extracurricular activities, was fresh from a helicopter snowboarding trip and owns the St. Simons Island, Ga., paddle boarding shop that Glover frequents.

Glover was still holding out hope he could play in the Sony Open.

“I think he’s going to make it, but there’s no way to tell,” said Barnhardt, who is with Crown Sports Management. “On flat ground he should be fine.”

Glover, who spent the week hanging out with his parents at the Kapalua Ritz-Carlton following his paddle boarding miscue, had an MRI that revealed no structural damage to his right knee and feels he can navigate the relatively flat Waialae Country Club course. But his rehabilitation has been slowed by a laceration on his right foot he sustained while surfing before the paddle boarding accident.