Tiger Woods is in full recovery mode.
In mid-March, we learned that the golfer had returned home after receiving surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Following a dreadful car accident, he had found himself with significant orthopedic injuries in the hip to toe region, for which he required immediate surgical attention.
What Happened to Woods?
The 45-year-old athlete was caught in a rollover car accident in California, on the 23rd of February. The Sheriff’s department released a Twitter statement outlining that the LASD responded to a single rollover traffic collision near the Rancho Palos Verdes and the Rolling Hills Estates.
The automobile was headed northwards on Hawthorne Boulevard at Blackhorse Road, where it toppled over. Just as Woods sustained major injuries, so did his vehicle sustain major damage. A witness who heard the crash reported that Woods wasn’t conscious or responsive.
According to CNN, Woods informed the police that he had no recollection of how the accident happened. He even had no recollection of driving.
Recovered and Back Home
After spending close to three weeks at the hospital, Woods is happy to be back home finally, a source revealed to PEOPLE. While he’s still experiencing some pain, the sportsman remains in great spirits for his recovery.
Not only that, Woods remains determined to focus solely on his recovery. Like any good athlete, rehabilitation is at the top of his list of priorities – as it should be. The source also revealed that Woods is aware of how lucky he is to be alive. He also acknowledges his privilege for having access to top-notch medical attention and, keeping a rosy outlook, focuses his entire energy on getting better.
Another source of happiness came from finally being reunited with his kids. While they had stayed in touch throughout his hospital stay, the kids hadn’t seen him until he returned home. Needless to say, Sam Alexis, 13, and Charlie Axel, 12, are grateful to have their dad back home. Additionally, in the Twitter statement, Woods didn’t forget to acknowledge the amazing staff that saved his life and helped him get back on his feet.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) March 16, 2021
To Wrap It Up
The past 3 weeks were incredibly difficult for the Woods. Even though immediate responders had conveyed that the accident wouldn’t be fatal, being a sportsman comes with a separate world of worries in itself.
Woods was also recovering from back surgery, due to which he participated in the Genesis Invitational only as a host, for which he was visiting California.