Tiger Woods Underwent Surgery After Car Accident on Tuesday

World-renowned Golfer Tiger Woods, was pried from the wreckage by rescuers and rushed ambulance from the wreckage on Tuesday morning’s Tiger Woods’ car crash outside Los Angeles to nearby Harbor UCLA Medical Center suffering what his agent described as “multiple leg injuries.”

Photo: Courtesy of Tiger Woods | Instagram




Authorities are looking to determine what caused Tiger Woods to swerve off a Southern California road in his sport utility vehicle, a 2021 Genesis GV80, colliding with a tree and rolling down a hillside in a crash that left Tiger Woods severely injured.


Statement was posted on Tiger Woods’ official Twitter account on Tuesday night stating the Woods had undergone a “long surgical procedure” to his lower right leg and ankle and was “awake, responsive, and recovering in his hospital room.”


There were compound fractures of his tibia and fibula – the two bones of his leg below the knee were stabilized with a rod, and screws and pins were used to stabilize additional injuries to his foot and ankle, said Dr. Anish Mahajan, chief medical officer of Harbor-UCLA.


Required surgical release of the covering of the muscles to relieve pressure due to swelling.

-- Dr. Mahajan also said that trauma to the leg muscle and other soft tissue of the leg


Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies responding to the wreck found no immediate indication that Woods had been under the influence of alcohol or drugs before losing control of his vehicle shortly after 7 a.m.


Sheriff Alex Villanueva, however, said the golf star, who was “lucid” following the accident, appeared to have been going faster than normal for a downhill, curving stretch of road known by locals to be hazardous. Weather was not considered a factor.

 

Woods, one of the world’s most celebrated sports figures, was the sole occupant of the car when it collided near the suburban communities of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, the sheriff’s department said.


The vehicle swerved across the center divider of the road into an opposite traffic lane, striking a roadside curb, and a tree as it traversed over an edge, and “there were several rollovers” before the SUV came to rest, Villanueva added.


Video footage from the area showed Woods’ dark gray 2021 Genesis GV80 sport utility vehicle severely crumpled and lying on its side near the bottom of the hillside, its windows were smashed.


Woods’ injuries were not life-threatening, according to the sheriff, however, sports commentators were already speculating that the crash could possibly end the career of the greatest golfer of his generation.

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