Golf legend, Tiger Woods was involved in serious car crash in California on Tuesday 23rd February; Reports from the Hospital chief medical officer, reveals that Woods sustained: “Open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the right tibia and fibula bones were stabilised”; Woods now “awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room”.
Following the severe crash, Tiger Woods has undergone a long surgical procedure on his right leg and ankle; after suffering multiple open fractures.
Woods is now “awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room”, a statement on the 15-time major champion’s Twitter page said.
Woods was reported to be conscious and responsive when he was removed from the wreckage; by the local fire department early on Tuesday morning before he was rushed to hospital in a “serious condition”.
The accident happened shortly after 7am Pacific Time and Woods was driving, no passengers, no other vehicles involved. He lost control of his car “at high speed”, the vehicle rolled several times and sustained “extensive damage”; but conscious and able to communicate when emergency services arrived at the scene.
Firefighters pulled Woods from the overturned car after smashing the windscreen with an axe; then Woods was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for surgery. Woods suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his “right lower extremity”.
The LA County Sheriff also stated there was “no obvious sign” that Woods was impaired by drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of the accident; although this could not be confirmed until tests were performed by investigators at the hospital.