MRI confirms Stricker has herniated disk in neck, next is exploring options

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Steve Stricker isn't feeling any pain, but he remains weak in his left arm.
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Series: PGA Tour

Published: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 | 7:23 p.m.

Tests have confirmed that Steve Stricker has a herniated disk in his neck. The next step for the highest-ranked American golfer is figuring out what to do about it.

Stricker’s agent at IMG, Jon Heaton, said Wednesday that an MRI confirmed the neck injury. He says Stricker is not feeling any pain, although he is weak in his left arm.

He says Stricker is consulting specialists and evaluating treatment options.

Still to be decided is whether Stricker is fit enough to play Nov. 17-20 in the Presidents Cup. U.S. Captain Fred Couples has said if Stricker can’t play, he would be replaced by PGA champion Keegan Bradley.