Emergency Surgery But Tiger Woods Awake After Horror Crash

Emergency Surgery But Tiger Woods Awake After Horror Crash Photo: TT
Tiger Woods car crash site. The 45 year old golfer was hospitalized with multiple leg injuries after being involved in a serious single-car accident in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.

Fifteen-time major winner Tiger Woods has undergone emergency surgery amid reports of two broken legs after a horror car crash in California on Tuesday morning (US time).

Woods’ team confirmed in a statement that the former world number one golfer is awake and stable, after early reports the situation was critical.

The 45-year-old was driving a tournament vehicle alone in a downhill stretch of a two-lane Los Angeles road when he lost control, veered across into oncoming traffic and crashed into the roadside vegetation, with the car rolling over numerous times.

He had to be freed from the vehicle with an axe and prying tool which took firefighters several minutes.

A statement from the Woods foundation clarified: “Mr Woods suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery.

“Comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stablised by inserting a rod into the tibia.

“Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stablised with a combination of screws and pins.

“Trauma to the muscle and soft tissue of the leg required surgical release of the covering of the muscles to relieve pressure due to swelling.”

It’s understood his right leg was broken, while police reported that Woods appeared to be in a state of shock at the time of the accident.

Attending police also said they did not see any evidence of drugs or alcohol being involved, which was asked given Woods’ dotted history.

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