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Tiger Woods announced he irritated his left knee and Achilles tendon at THE PLAYERS Championship last week, but suffered no new damage.Doctors have again advised rest, cold-water therapy and soft tissue treatment, according to Woods' website.

There is no definitive time frame for healing, but Woods will likely play in the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club, June 16-19. It is doubtful he will compete in the Memorial Tournament while he undergoes rehabilitation and works on strengthening his leg. Playing prior to the U.S. Open is considered be a week-to-week decision.

At The Players, Woods re-injured his knee -- which then led to aggravation of his calf and Achilles tendon -- on the opening tee shot Thursday. He initially suffered a Grade 1 mild medial collateral ligament sprain to his left knee and a mild strain to his left Achilles tendon while hitting a difficult and awkward second shot from the pine straw under the Eisenhower tree left of the fairway at No. 17 during the third round of the Masters.

"Aggravating my injury is very disappointing," Woods said. "I'll do whatever is necessary to play in the U.S. Open, and I'm hopeful I can be there to compete."