As Golfweek notes, Brooks has sustained several injuries during his professional career, including a right knee strain that took him out of the 2021 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., this March.
In January 2018, Brooks took a time-out from golf to nurse a torn tendon in his left wrist, and in September 2019, he sought treatment for a partially torn patella tendon in his left knee, and that knee injury later caused a hip injury.
As for Saturday’s mishap, commentator Jim “Bones” Mackay said the root that Brooks hit was “absolutely huge.”
“I can’t imagine the amount of damage that possibly could have done,” Bones added. “Certainly hoping that Brooks is OK, but this root is significant in size. … No idea it was there, he took a huge swing at it, and Brooks is a big, strong guy, so that was a forceful impact.”