Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Tiger was forced to withdraw after playing nine holes at Sawgrass and the latest news will come a big blow for the former world no 1 after the serious nature of the injuries.
"Not playing in US Open. Very disappointed. Short-term frustration for long-term gain," he wrote on his Twitter site.
"I was hopeful that I could play, but if I did I risk further damage to my left leg.
"My knee and Achilles tendon are not fully healed. I hope to be ready for AT&T National (on June 30-July 3), the next two majors and the rest of the year.
"It's been a frustrating and difficult year, but I'm committed to my long-term health.
"I want to thank the fans for their encouragement and support. I am truly grateful and will be back playing when I can."