Police on Wednesday tried investigating why Tiger Woods swerved off a Southern California road in his sport utility vehicle (SUV), hitting a tree and rolling down a hillside in a crash that left the golf star badly injured.
Woods, 45, was taken from the accident scene by a rescue team and rushed to the Harbour-UCLA Medical Centre suffering what his agent described as “multiple leg injuries.”
A statement dropped on Woods’ official Twitter account on Tuesday night said he had undergone a “long surgical procedure” to his lower right leg and ankle and was “awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room.”
Daily Trust reports that the Chief Medical Officer of Harbour-UCLA, Dr. Anish Mahajan, said in a tweet that, Compound fractures of his tibia and fibula, the two bones of his leg below the knee were stabilized with a rod, and screws and pins were used to stabilize additional injuries to his foot and ankle.
Mahajan also stated that injury to the muscle and other soft tissue of the leg “required the surgical release of the covering of the muscles to relieve pressure due to swelling”.