Jimenez out several months with broken leg

Updated: December 30, 2012

Miguel Angel Jimenez will be out of action for up to five months after breaking his right tibia in a skiing accident.

The Irish Times posted a statement from Jimenez that read, “It will take me
three, four or five months to fully recover and play again at a competitive
level. I have been playing well but that’s just the way it goes in life.”

The Spaniard became the oldest winner in European Tour history when he won the
2012 Hong Kong Open in November. That was his 19th title on the European Tour,
which puts 13th on the tour’s all-time wins list.

Jimenez, 48, had four other top-10 finishes in 2012, including a tie for ninth
at the British Open. The four-time Ryder Cup performer was also an assistant
captain to Jose Maria Olazabal when the Europeans staged their historical
comeback at Medinah in last September’s Ryder Cup.