WILL JESSICA KORDA BE HEALED FOR SOLHEIM CUP?

Bradenton’s Jessica Korda had an MRI today to determine how severe her arm injury is and how it will affect her status on the U.S. Solheim Cup team.
The 24-year-old LPGA star withdrew from last week’s Ricoh Women’s British Open after she aggravated an arm injury she picked up at the end of June. She arrived in Scotland feeling good about it, but after an opening round of 76, she flew home early Friday morning for treatment.
She has a dwindling amount of time to rest and then test the injury.  U.S. captain Juli Inkster admitted that she had notified a player that she should be on standby, but she didn’t reveal the name. She has, however, followed protocol and informed the European team of the player’s identity.

The Americans will meet Europe Aug. 18-20 at Des Moines Golf & Country Club.
Korda has until 5 p.m. on the eve of the match (or the opening ceremony, whichever is sooner) to make a decision. If she joins the team but then cannot perform, her point would be lost in the singles, in similar fashion to when Cristie Kerr lost her singles in 2011.

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