Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer with many trophies and accomplishments to his name. He is one of the biggest stars in the sports industry and is widely considered as one of the best golfers of all time. Throughout his career, he has managed to break many golf records and won around 14 major golf championships.
Though he is usually in the limelight for the successes of his career, this time his name made it to the headlines for unfortunate reasons.
Details on the Accident
The golf legend found himself in the hospital after the car crash. TMZ was able to publish the video showing Wood’s car that was driving along the Hawthorne Boulevard just moments before the crash.
The police received the distress call after 7 minutes and they rushed to the scene and the incident was described as a single-car speeding accident. He was driving a 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV when he lost control of the car and it landed on the wrong side of the road, causing it to slide off into the hillside.
Tiger Woods was reported to have suffered from a ‘comminuted fracture’ that is located on the upper and lower portions of his right leg. Other than that, he also suffered from injuries to his ankle and muscles of the leg. He underwent surgery for his right leg, where a rod was inserted into the tibia bone in order to stabilize it.
According to the LA County Sheriff’s Department deputy, Carlos Gonzalez, Woods was ‘very fortunate’ to have been able to survive a crash of this intensity. He also mentioned that the golfer was wearing a seat belt that helped him in surviving the crash. Pictures of the wrecked car have since spread over the internet.
Woods in Recovery
The car was found in a wrecked situation but, the sports star was fortunate to be rescued. After his surgery, he is in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he is receiving orthopedic care and attention.
The official Twitter account of Tiger Woods informed worried fans that his procedures went smoothly and he is expected to make a quick recovery. They also thanked fans for their ultimate support and good wishes during these trying times for Woods and his family. The record-breaking golfer is said to be in good spirits and is on his way to recovery.