According to the release from Lagardere Unlimited, Snedeker was at a corporate outing Monday at Sheshan International Golf Club, where he tied for 55th last week at the WGC-HSBC Champions. While riding the Segway, Snedeker lost his balance, hopped off and 'fell awkwardly.'
'I felt a pop in my knee and pain,' Snedeker said as part of the statement. 'Fortunately this is a relatively minor injury and no surgery is required, so that is good news.'
Twice a winner on the PGA Tour in 2013, Snedeker was expected to make his next start Dec. 5-8 at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge. With his short-term prognosis still undecided, it remains to be seen if the veteran will be among the 18-man field at Sherwood Country Club next month.
'It could heal in two to three weeks, or six to eight,' added Snedeker, who will have the injury re-evaluated after a week of daily physical therapy. 'Different people heal differently.'
Earlier this year, Snedeker was sidelined for six weeks due to a rib injury and in May was diagnosed with low bone turnover, which can lead to bone material becoming overly brittle.