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Injured Donald ruled out of Honda Classic

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  • Luke Donald decides not to risk aggravating his wrist injury in Honda Classic
  • Donald conceded his third-round match with Ernie Els in Match Play last week
  • South African Ernie Els will defend his title in this week's Florida tournament
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(CNN) -- Briton Luke Donald has decided not to risk aggravating his recurring wrist injury in this week's Honda Classic in Florida.

Donald will be unable to compete in the Honda Classic because of more wrist problems.

Donald will be unable to compete in the Honda Classic because of more wrist problems.

Last Friday, Donald conceded his third-round match with Ernie Els in the WGC-Accenture World Match Play because of severe discomfort in his left wrist, the one on which he had surgery last year.

After tests in New York, he was informed the damage was limited to the scar tissue rather than the tendon -- and he hoped he might be fit to return for this week's event, which he won three years ago and was second to Ernie Els last year.

But he has now withdrawn as a precaution.

Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose and Darren Clarke lead the European challenge while South African Els will be defending his title.

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