Tiger Woods is awake, responsive and recovering in a Los Angeles-area hospital following a single-vehicle accident on Tuesday, based on a tweet from Tiger Woods’s official Twitter account.
Dr. Anish Mahajan, chief medical officer and interim CEO of Harbor-UCLA Medical Heart, confirmed within the assertion that Woods suffered “suffered important orthopaedic accidents to his proper decrease extremity that had been handled throughout emergency surgical procedure by orthopaedic trauma specialists at Harbor-UCLA Medical Heart.”
“Comminuted open fractures affecting each the higher and decrease parts of the tibia and fibula bones had been stabilized with a mix by inserting a rod into the tibia,” Mahajan mentioned. “Extra injures to the bones and of the foot and ankle had been stabilized with a mix of screws and pins.
“Trauma to the muscle and soft-tissue of the leg required surgical launch of the overlaying of the muscle tissues to alleviate strain as a consequence of swelling.”
Woods, a 15-time Main champion, was hospitalized on Tuesday following a single-vehicle accident in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division reported Tuesday that the division arrived round 7:12 a.m. PT to the crash that happened on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes close to Los Angeles.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Woods was touring at a excessive fee of pace and misplaced management of the car earlier than crossing the middle divider. Chris Thomas, a consultant of the Los Angeles County Hearth Division, informed ESPN’s Mark Schlabach that rescue personnel needed to extract Woods from the windshield of the SUV.
Woods, 45, was the lone occupant of the car.
Per the L.A. Occasions, his SUV rolled over a number of occasions earlier than coming to a halt.
One other automobile, which had stopped on the aspect of the highway to help Woods shortly after the accident, was additionally struck by one other car coming over the hill. Thomas mentioned the latter incident was a minor visitors incident with no accidents.
Deputy Carlos Gonzalez, who was first to reach on the scene, mentioned Woods was acutely aware and capable of establish himself. Woods was decided to be in critical however steady situation. He was sporting his seatbelt and there was no proof of impairment, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva mentioned.
According to Golf Digest, Woods was in California for a two-day content material shoot with Golf Digest/GOLFTV after serving as a bunch for the PGA Tour’s Genesis Invitational over the weekend.