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Playing with pain: Crane reveals torn labrum

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VERONA, NY - OCTOBER 01: Kevin Stadler lines up a putt on the 17th hole during the first round of the 2009 Turning Stone Resort Championship at Atunyote Golf Club held on October 1, 2009 in Verona, New York. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)  - 

Ben Crane revealed Monday that he has a torn left labrum, but said he will not undergo surgery to fix it until next September.

Crane did not specify which labrum - hip or shoulder - has the tear, but did say that he had a sore hip at the McGladrey Classic. He won the event in a playoff over Webb Simpson.

'Oddly enough, on Wednesday afternoon, I told my trainer, I've been having some issues with my left hip, and I said 'I just don't think I should play this week. I feel like I've got something going on with my labrum.' And so I was about five minutes away from withdrawing from the tournament on Wednesday,' Crane said after winning on Sea Island in October. 

The surgery to mend the tear will require three months off to recuperate. Crane joked he may not miss any time, however, if the independent contractors of the PGA Tour decide to strike.

'3 month recovery so prob miss some golf unless PGA players decide 2 hold out 4 free sharpies v pencils on 1st tee. Those sports lockouts seem like lots of fun #freesharpies #letusplay,' he tweeted.