Tiger Woods’ Magnificent Golf Career In Peril After Major Car Crash
Woods was driving in a Los Angeles suburb on a road infamous for fatal accidents when his car crashed, rolling several times
The legendary golf career of Tiger Woods, from a two-year-old prodigy to his grand comeback 2019 Masters victory, is in jeopardy after he suffered serious injuries during a solo car crash on Tuesday.
Woods was driving in a Los Angeles suburb on a road infamous for fatal accidents when his car crashed, rolling several times.
The 45-year-old golfer, among the world’s most famous athletes for the past few decades, underwent surgery for multiple leg injuries following the early morning car-crash.
“He is currently awake, responsive, and recovering in his hospital room,” his representatives said in a statement on Woods’s Twitter account late Tuesday.
In the same statement, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center chief medical officer Anish Mahajan said Woods underwent surgery to repair “significant orthopaedic injuries” to his lower right leg and ankle.
This included the insertion of a rod into his tibia and the use of “a combination of screws and pins” to stabilize his foot and ankle, the statement read.
Wood’s multiple injuries could mean the end of his phenomenal career that has seen him win 15 major titles, three short of the all-time record set by Jack Nicklaus, and 82 US PGA crowns, level with Sam Snead for the all-time mark.