- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2011

INVERNESS, SCOTLAND (AP) - Thomas Levet could miss next week’s British Open after breaking his shin jumping into a lake to celebrate his victory at the French Open.

The former Ryder Cup player has a cast on his leg as a result of his exuberant celebration at the 18th hole at Le Golf National on Sunday, ruling him out of the Scottish Open starting at Castle Stuart on Thursday.

The 42-year-old Levet’s management company, IMG, says he is receiving “intense treatment to the fracture” and will consult with a specialist this week in a bid to make the Open.

Levet leaped into a lake after beating England’s Mark Foster and Dane Thorbjorn Olesen by a shot, ending his 25-year wait to win his home championship.