The ace golfer has undergone surgery after surviving a deadly accident.
Tiger Woods was involved in a vicious car crash on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, California. The golfer was rescued from a mangled SUV car which he was allegedly driving down a steep road. Reportedly, nobody else got injured in the car crash.
Reports suggest Woods lost control of the car, which skidded off the road and crashed into a bunch of trees at a very high speed. Miraculously, he survived the crash, but unfortunately suffered major injuries to both of his legs. Early reports indicate he has a shattered ankle, two compound fractures and has undergone surgery on his lower right leg at a nearby hospital.
Doctors have communicated that the injuries could have been worse had he not been wearing the seat belt. Woods is receiving treatment at the Harbor UCLA Medical Center and is currently awake and responsive.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Carlos Gonzalez, who had rescued Tiger from the wreckage, gave an account of his condition. At the moment he poked the windshield, the golfer was conscious enough to mumble his name – “Tiger” – and Gonzalez was quoted as saying, “At that moment, it clicked in my mind and I immediately recognized him as Tiger Woods.”
The incident comes as a massive setback and has shocked the entire sports fraternity. Tiger Woods has had a turbulent phase in his life, dealing with personal issues, injuries and dwindling performances.
“I just hope he can get out of the hospital after recovery and he can still play with his kids and have a normal life.” World No. 2 Jon Rahm was quoted as saying after the revelation of the shocking news.
World No.3, Justin Thomas also opined regarding the incident and was quoted as saying, “I’m sick to my stomach. It hurts to see one of my closest friends get in an accident. Man, I just hope he’s all right.”
Messages of support have poured in from prominent figures like Barack Obama, Mike Tyson, Jack Nicklaus, Michael Jordan and more, praying for a speedy recovery.
The question on fans’ minds is whether Tiger Woods will be able to play golf again. However, it needs to be realized that his recovery is of paramount importance. Tiger’s management have taken to Twitter to provide updates on the 45-year-old’s present condition. They have also requested for privacy at a time of strife for Woods and his family.