Tiger Woods was recovering from surgical procedure at a Los Angeles hospital early Wednesday after surgeons positioned a rod in his decrease proper leg and screws and pins in his foot and ankle.
The legendary golfer suffered “important orthopaedic accidents to his proper decrease extremity” following his devastating SUV crash outdoors Los Angeles earlier within the day, in accordance with Harbor-UCLA Medical Heart’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anish Mahajan.
Woods, 45, sustained “open fractures affecting each the higher and decrease parts of the tibia and fibula,” Mahajan stated.
Surgeons stabilized Woods’ leg bones by inserting a rod into the tibia.
Accidents to the golfer’s foot and ankle bones have been handled with screws and pins.
Woods “is presently awake, responsive, and recovering in his hospital room,” in accordance with an announcement from his charity, TGR Basis.
The athlete was touring alone at round 7:12 a.m. on Hawthorne Boulevard and Blackhorse Highway in Rancho Palos Verdes when he apparently misplaced management of the 2021 Genesis GV80 and crashed right into a raised median.
The car crossed two oncoming lanes, hit a curb and a tree and rolled over a number of occasions earlier than coming to a cease on its aspect in a grassy space, authorities stated.
Woods was “calm and lucid” when hearth officers pulled him from the wreckage.
Authorities stated the golfer was carrying a seatbelt on the time.
The reason for the crash remains to be underneath investigation, however authorities stated that it didn’t seem Woods was impaired
There was no scent of alcohol or every other indicators that the golfer was underneath the affect, the officers stated.