Garcia ‘worried’ over hand injury, will see specialist

Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia will visit a specialist about a

hand injury that has prevented him from swinging a club for several

weeks.

Garcia said Tuesday that he still feels pain in his right hand

after not playing for nearly a month. He sprained the wrist during

the third round of last month’s Dubai World Championship, where

Garcia finished seventh.

“The hand is not well,” Garcia said. “I haven’t played for three

weeks and I still feel pain. It’s not healing as fast as we thought

it would. What’s clear is that even with the rest it’s not better

and we’re a little bit worried.”

The 29-year-old Garcia won one tournament and earned $2.4

million in prize money this past season. He is hoping to make his

2010 debut at the $3.3 million Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, which

runs from Jan. 21-24.

“I’ve tried to swing and I can’t,” Garcia said. “I’d like to

start the tournament at Abu Dhabi completely healed.”