Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jimenez Set to Return from Leg Break

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jimenez Set to Return from Leg Break

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DAVID HORSEY, Simon Dyson and Matthew Nixon will be joined at the Spanish Open today by Miguel Angel Jimenez, who is set to put his recovery from a broken leg to the test on his return to action.

Jimenez, who surpassed Des Smyth as the oldest winner on the European Tour when he lifted the Hong Kong Open aged 48 years and 318 days last November, suffered the injury a month later while skiing near his home in Malaga.

"My leg is improving daily," said the 49-year-old.

"I work out every morning in the gym and I'm actually a little ahead of schedule on my rehab. I am not one hundred per cent fit, but I want to test myself and see how I feel.

"I can't wait to be back on Tour with my friends and I'd hate to miss the chance of playing at El Saler."

Jimenez made his tour debut in the Spanish Open 30 years ago and will be making his 599th career appearance this week. …

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