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Price's golf year over after accident

By Bernie McGuire 30/08/2005 10:41:28 PM Comments (0)

The immediate playing future of Queensland golfer Terry Price is in doubt after a bizarre accident.

Price is in a Runnemede hospital outside London and in need of surgery after falling down the stairs of his UK base and breaking a bone in his right leg.

The 44-year-old had headed home early last week from Germany where an unrelated back injury forced him out after just one round of the BMW International Open.

On Monday, he picked up a number of items of washing from an collapsible in-house drier and was carrying the washing downstairs when a garment got caught on a drier.

The device snapped back like the branch of a tree resulting in the Price crashing down the staircase and snapping his tibia bone.

George Gros, from the Sport Entertainment and Media Group who manages Price, says his client will undergo surgery on Thursday and then be forced to remain in the UK for a few weeks before he can return home to Queensland.

"It was such a freaky accident but unfortunately Terry's going to be out for the rest of the season," said Gros.

"But he's in good spirits but just so disappointed to be laid up in hospital."

The big concern now is that Price will struggle to maintain his European Tour card for 2006 having contested 23 events but managing a best place result of 16th behind Hope Island neighbour, Adam Scott, in May's Johnnie Walker Classic in China.

Price is lying 105th on the Order of Merit and presently inside the top-115 who will automatically qualify for the 2006 Tour.

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