The injured Rory McIlroy has a "10 per cent" chance of making The Open next week, according to a spokesperson for his management company.
A spokesperson for Rory McIlroy's management company has conceded the world number one's hopes of featuring at The Open are slim after he ruptured ankle ligaments.
Reigning Open champion McIlroy announced in an Instagram post on Monday that he had suffered a "total rupture of left ATFL [ankle ligament] and associated joint capsule damage in a soccer kickabout with friends".
While the 26-year-old did not rule himself out of next week's third major of the year at St Andrews, a spokesperson for his management company told Perform McIlroy had only a "10 per cent" chance of recovering in time to play.
McIlroy will now work closely with his sports scientist, Dr Steve McGregor, to assess "today's and later scans" and ascertain when he will be able to return to competitive action.
The Northern Irishman - who won the 2014 title by two shots at Hoylake - had been expected to play in the Scottish Open this week but his injury will rule him out of that event.