Tiger Woods Thanks Fans For Getting Him Through A 'Tough Time'

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Five days after his serious car crash, Tiger Woods broke his silence and thanked his fans for their support.

"It is hard to explain how touching today was when I turned on the tv and saw all the red shirts. To every golfer and every fan, you are truly helping me get through this tough time," he tweeted.

Woods needed to be extricated from his SUV following the one-vehicle crash near the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.

"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 last week.

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A statement released said the golf star has "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." 

He is recovering well.