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Car Crash: Tiger Woods Responsive Following Surgery

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Tiger Woods is “awake and responsive” following surgery on serious leg injuries suffered in a car crash in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

The 15-time golf major champion, 45, had to be “extricated from the wreck” by firefighters and paramedics.

Injuries to his foot and ankle have been stabilised with screws and pins. 





“He [Woods] is recovering in his hospital room,” added a statement, published on Woods’ Twitter account.

Anish Mahajan is the chief medical officer of the Harbor UCLA Medical Centre where Woods is being treated. According to him, the open fractures were comminuted, meaning broken in more than two pieces.

Mahajan added: “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.”

Woods was “fortunate to be alive” said a deputy from the LA County Sheriff’s Department, who was first on the scene of the accident at 07:18 local time on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.

Golf Legend Tiger Woods Injured In Serious Rollover Car Crash In California - autojosh

Carlos Gonzalez said the golfer was “not able to stand under his own power” before being removed from the vehicle which had sustained major damage.

He said that the American was wearing his seatbelt and was “still calm and lucid” when he told him his name.





“It’s very fortunate that Mr Woods was able to come out of this alive,” he added.

LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that Woods’ car “crossed the centre-divider to the point that it rested several hundred feet away” and “that indicates they were going at a relatively greater speed than normal”.

On Wednesday, Villanueva said no charges were expected to be filed against Woods.

“This remains an accident,” he said. “Accident is not a crime. They do happen, unfortunately.”

He added: “However, because it is downhill, it slopes and curves, that area has a high frequency of accidents. It is not uncommon.”

He said the car hit a kerb, a tree and rolled over several times. Villanueva added “there was no evidence of impairment” with Woods.





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