Levet breaks shin jumping in lake

Thomas Levet could miss next week’s British Open after breaking

his shin jumping into a lake to celebrate his victory at the French


The former Ryder Cup player has a cast on his leg as a result of

his exuberant celebrations at the 18th hole at Le Golf National on

Sunday, ruling him out of the Scottish Open starting at Castle

Stuart on Thursday.

The 42-year-old Levet’s management company, IMG, says he is

receiving ”intense treatment to the fracture” and will consult

with a specialist this week in a bid to make the Open.

Levet leapt into a lake after beating England’s Mark Foster and

Dane Thorbjorn Olesen by a shot, ending his 25-year wait to win his

home championship.