Golf star Tiger Woods was involved in a serious car crash on Tuesday.
His team released a statement, updating the public on the status of Tiger’s condition:
“Mr. Woods suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery by Orthopaedic trauma specialists at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center,” Dr. Anish Mahajan of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center said.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) February 24, 2021
Woods needed to be extricated from his SUV following the one-vehicle crash near the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.
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— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) February 22, 2021
“Comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilized by inserting a rod into the tibia. Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stabilized 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.” Woods is “awake, responsive, and recovering in his hospital room,” according to the statement.
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