NEWS
07/29/2011 03:33 EDT | Updated 09/28/2011 05:12 EDT

Canadian golfer Mike Weir back on the sidelines with slight tear in elbow tendon

TORONTO - A slight tear in the tendon of Mike Weir's right elbow has forced him out of at least one more PGA Tour event.

Doctors have advised the lefty from Bright's Grove, Ont., to take a couple weeks off, forcing him to pull out of next week's Reno-Tahoe Open.

Weir has battled injuries for the better part of a year and was forced to withdraw from last week's RBC Canadian Open after suffering the latest setback.

The 41-year-old will rehab the injury with ice and therapy. It's not nearly as serious as when he tore a ligament last summer, but Weir doesn't want to rush back and risk further injury.

"He saw the warning signs," said Dave Haggith, a spokesman for IMG, which represents Weir. "At one point, he couldn't even open a bottle of water (last week) just because of the soreness in his elbow. He's obviously being very cautious."

Weir is hoping to return for the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., which starts on Aug. 18.