Tiger Woods is “awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room” following surgery for serious injuries to his right leg. A hospital official reports that Woods “had open fractures affecting the upper and lower bones of the tibia and fibula”
Tiger Woods is recovering from “major injury” surgery to his lower right leg which was found in a car accident in California on Tuesday morning.
Woods suffered several tragic accidents, while working on the road “at high speed” and was lucky to survive as his car overturned several times before he went to rest in a ditch.
The 45-year-old boy, who was on his way to Rolling Hills Country Club where he was to be injured at the time of the accident just after 7am, was rushed by paramedics to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for surgery.
Woods was seriously injured, details confirmed:
• The accident happened just after 7am Pacific Time
• Woods was driving, with no passengers, no other vehicles involved
He lost control of his car “at high speed”, the car overturned several times and suffered “severe damage”
• He was able and able to communicate when paramedics arrived at the scene
• Firefighters pulled Woods out of a damaged car after hitting a window with an ax
• Woods suffered severe bone damage in the “lower extremity”
• The LA County Sheriff said there was no obvious sign that Woods was addicted to drugs or alcohol
A statement released on Woods’s social media site described the magnitude of his injuries, and medical officer Anish Mahajan provided details on the complex procedures after the golfer had completed the operation.
The statement also made it clear that Woods is “awake, responsive, and recovering” following the operation.
De. Mahajan said that Mr Woods suffered serious injuries to his right bones undergoing emergency surgery by orthopedic specialists at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a primary trauma center.
The open fractures has also affected the upper and lower bones of the tibia and fibula are strengthened by inserting a stick into the tibia and also the additional damage to the bones of the foot and ankle is strengthened by a combination of screws and pins.
The statement added saying that Tiger Woods is currently awake and that he is also responsive and is recovering in his hospital room.
He said that Thank you to everyone for their support and great messages during this difficult time. Thank you to the wonderful doctors and hospital staff at UCLA Medical Center, the Sheriff County Department in Los Angeles, and the Fire Department. Your support and assistance was outstanding.
Although now there are no more updates given at this time and that they continue to thank the people for their good wishes and their privacy with his family.
The LA County Sheriff’s Department stressed that there was no clear evidence that Woods was paralyzed due to drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident, and that he initially did not care about his injuries.
“It is very fortunate that Mr Woods has been able to come out of this situation alive,” said Deputy Carlos Carlos, who was one of the first to arrive at the scene of the accident. He said that by the time he got to the scene, Mr. Woods was sitting in the driver’s seat. He said that he contacted him, and that he also made sure he was able to talk to me. At the time, he said that he seemed calm and reasonable.
“The condition of his car, and the fact that he was wearing a seat belt, I would say has greatly increased his chances of saving his life.”
Woods had been in Los Angeles as manager of last year’s Genesis Invitational tournament at Riviera Country Club, but is currently unable to play, or practice, following back surgery in late December.
After presenting Max Homa with the winners’ trophy on Sunday, Woods agreed two more days in Los Angeles to take part in a press conference with Golf Digest and GolfTV at Rolling Hills Country Club, where he gave tips to celebrities and co-hosted former NBA player Dwayne Wade during golf.
He was returning to Rolling Hills CC on the second day of the shooting when the accident happened.
Woods was also forced to stay out of last month’s Farmers Insurance Open, and in an interview on Sunday, the 45-year-old admitted he had not set a date to return to competitive golf, with the Masters just seven weeks left.
Woods said that there is no timeline and that there is also one of the most frustrating things. He said that he is waiting for another MRI to see if the debt has rotted and closed and that once that happens, then he can offer to start doing more of them.
Asked if he would be able to appear in Augusta National, Woods told CBS: “God I hope so. I’ll have to get there first. Much of it is based on my surgeons and doctors and my therapists and making sure I do it right. This is the only back I have, so I have no other moving room left there.
“I don’t know what the plan is. The current plan is to continue getting an MRI and see if the counselor has recovered. If he has a scar on top of that we can start to improve.”