Tiger Woods Reportedly Aware His Car Accident Could End His Long-Running Golf Career

Dr. Anish Mahajan says that Woods is recovering from a long surgical procedure to repair “significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower extremity,” according to Fox News.

These injuries are significant and could be the end of Wood’s legendary golf career.

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.”

“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,” he explained.

“Typically with injuries like that, patients are not allowed to bear any weight on it for the first four to six weeks,” he said. “You probably won’t be able to put a full amount of weight on it until maybe three months after the surgery.”

From Fox News:

And he said it would likely be between nine months to a year “for or any sort of decent recovery from an injury like that.”

Infection is a primary concern because Woods had an “open” fracture, meaning the bone broke through the skin, he added, and the golfer will probably have to undergo additional surgeries in the next few months to stave it off.

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Woods is not facing reckless driving or any DUI or DWI charges in the crash.

Woods has 15 major championships — three back from Jack Nicklaus for most all-time. And he is tied with Sam Snead for most PGA Tour wins all-time with 82.

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