Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy will play the European Masters despite some slight numbness in his right shoulder.

McIlroy injured his arm in the final Major of the year, the PGA Championship, playing a stupid shot from up against a tree root.

The world No 6 was already scheduled for a break after the PGA and headed straight from Atlanta to join new girlfriend and women's tennis world No 1 Carolina Wozinacki in Connecticut to watch her win her fourth consecutive New Haven Open title.

While there McIlroy visited the TPC River Highlands course to hit a few balls to test his injury and also hit balls on the range at Yale University golf course.

"The wrist is fine and I'm good to play," he said.

"I'm rid of the bandages on my wrist, and I'm off the pain-killers and anti-inflamatory's.

"The only slight concern, and it's only slight and it's only when I am not swinging a golf club but the area around my shoulder feels like it's dead or numb.

"I've been told there's a little bit of an impingement in the front part of my shoulder but with some continued treatment and massaging I will be fine.

"But it's not worrying me and there's problem in playing any shots, and it's not holding me back in any way, and I'm not protecting or favouring it in any way."