Once Tiger Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg got involved, you could see this coming. It’s a front page article on ESPN.com, with a quote from Steinberg about how Tiger had a scheduled cortisone shot 10 days ago in his right ankle after the Chevron World Challenge and that he is doing just fine — shooting a commercial and practicing.
“This was always the plan,” Steinberg said. “He’s looking at 2011 as a big year for him.”
At this year’s Masters, Woods revealed he ruptured the Achilles tendon in his right leg in December 2008 while recovering from knee surgery. Steinberg says it still causes soreness, prompting the cortisone shot.
Steinberg spoke in response to Internet chatter that Woods had torn his Achilles while skiing. He said Woods has not skied in more than three years.
You may now return to your regularly scheduled activities.