Update: Brandt Snedeker's knee injury caused by Segway fall

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A fall from a Segway in Shanghai on Monday forced Brandt Snedeker's withdrawal from this week's Australian PGA Championship.
By T.J. Auclair
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Published: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 | 8:33 a.m.

In this space yesterday, we relayed the news that Brandt Snedeker withdrew from the Australian PGA Championship citing a knee injury suffered while in China following last week's WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai.

Now we know how the injury occurred.

Snedeker's representatives at Lagardere Unlimited sent out a press release on Tuesday explaining the circumstances of the incident, which involved a Segway.

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Brandt Snedeker suffered a bruised tibia and a strained ACL in his left knee Monday while at a corporate outing at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai. He immediately withdrew from the Australian PGA Championship and returned to Nashville to consult Dr. Burton Elrod at Elite Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. The injury occurred when Snedeker lost his balance on a Segway, hopped off and fell awkwardly.

"I felt a pop in my knee and pain," said Snedeker. "Fortunately this is a relatively minor injury and no surgery is required, so this is good news."

The 2012 FedEx Cup champion and six-time PGA Tour winner plans to undergo daily therapy for a week and have the injury reevaluated.

"It could heal in two to three weeks or six to eight," said Snedeker, who missed six weeks earlier this year when he suffered a cracked rib at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. "Different people heal differently."

As of now, Snedeker is scheduled to play the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club and the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Fla., next month.

"We'll see what happens," Snedeker said, "but we have time."

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T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.