Tiger Woods Responsive Following ‘Long Surgical Procedure’ After Car Accident — ‘Significant Injuries’

Tiger Woods is currently at a Los Angeles hospital after he rolled his vehicle and is awake and responsive but suffered a serious leg injury, according to Fox News.

Dr. Anish Mahajan said, “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,” said Mahajan. “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.”

“There are no further updates at this time and we continue to thank you for your well-wishes and privacy for him and his family.”

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that Woods was driving at a “relatively greater speed than normal” when he crashed.

Woods it a center divider and flew hundreds of feet.

“[The vehicle] crossed the center divider, to the point that it rested several hundred feet away so obviously that indicates they were going at a relatively — a greater speed than normal. However, because it is downhill, it slopes and it also curves,” Villanueva said. “That area has a high frequency of accidents. It’s not uncommon.”

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Trump said, “It’s just tragic.”

“[Woods has] overcome a lot, but he’s had an incredible life and he’s going to continue to have an incredible life. But now he’ll recover from this — it’s pretty bad on the legs, I understand. He’ll figure a way, but he’s a wonderful person.”

From Fox News:

Deputy Carlos Gonzalez, who was among the first emergency personnel members to arrive at the scene, said Woods knew where he was and what time of day it was. He described Woods as “calm and lucid.”

Two sources told Fox News that Woods was set to work with Discovery Networks to do behind the scenes “teaching lessons” with several stars.

Officials said that a second crash occurred after Woods’ wreck but there were no injuries from that incident. The Lomita Sheriff’s Station was continuing the investigation.


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