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11 stages of grief after McIlroy's untimely football injury

Kiss that Claret Jug goodbye, Rors.

RORY MCILROY IS injured everybody.

Bad enough to miss The Open? Probably. Bad enough to send the Twittersphere into a frantic Monday morning tizzy? You betcha!

Some people on Twitter instantly hit the nail square on the head

Truly, @MarkieHD speaks for all of us when we first heard the news.

Angry questions followed

Not unreasonably angry, probably the same ones McIlroy was asking himself while waiting for scans and a snug-fitting moon boot.

Questions bring snap conclusions

And more anger 

What this grievance process needs is some gallows humour

Oh, God it gets worse and worse

*Breaks down at thought that McIlroy may never win The Open on one particular course*

Put an arm round the lad’s shoulder, share war stories, that’s what he needs

Doc, what do you think?

Send in the trolls

Some subtle…

Some not so subtle and very keen on dragging other sports into the sledging match.

And of course, we can’t talk about McIlroy without talking about the way McIlroy talks, can we?

Let’s all just chill

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Sean Farrell

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