Tiger Woods issues a statement and gives details of his “long surgery”

Tiger Woods issued a statement in the early morning through his Twitter account giving details about his “long surgery” after...

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  • Tiger Woods issued a statement in the early morning through his Twitter account giving details about his “long surgery” after a car accident
  • The golfer is awake, conscious and recovering in the hospital, according to the statement
  • “He is recovering from a long surgery on the foot, ankle, tibia and fibula”, according to the medical report

This morning, the golfer Tiger Woods issued a statement through his account Twitter after suffering a car crash where he gave details of his “long surgery”.

The crash caused “significant” injuries to his entire right leg that required bars, pins and screws in a “lengthy surgical procedure” at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, The Associated Press reported.

Woods fractured the bones of the tibia and fibula in his right calf at several points, said Dr. Anish Mahajan, medical director of the medical center. MARK.

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Those injuries were stabilized with a bar on the tibia. Other injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle required screws and nails, Mahajan said in a statement posted Tuesday night on Woods’ Twitter account.

The golfer was awake, conscious and recovering in the hospital, according to his foundation in a statement.

“I would say that Mr. Woods was very lucky to get out of this alive,” said Los Angeles Police Officer Carlos Gonzalez, the first to arrive at the crash site after a neighbor called 911.

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Photo: AP.

“As if his body couldn’t take enough,” said Jon Rahm, the Spanish golfer who currently occupies the second place of the ladder, from the headquarters of the Workday Championship in Florida. “I just hope that he can get out of the hospital after recovery, and that he can continue playing with his children, and have a normal life,” he added.

The mishap, in which no other vehicle was involved, was another setback for Woods, who at times seemed unstoppable on the golf course with his 15 major championships and 82 PGA Tour victories, which equaled the track record.

Woods is one of the most recognizable sports figures in the world and at age 45 he is still the most popular golfer, despite having reduced his participation in tournaments after nine previous surgeries.

In 2008 he won the United States Open with torn ligaments in his knee and two stress fractures in his left leg.

His personal life imploded in 2009 when it was discovered that he had several extramarital affairs, but he returned to win his 11th PGA Tour Player of the Year award and reach number one.

Then, after four back surgeries that took him nearly two years off the field, he won the Masters in April 2019 for the fifth time in a row, a victory that remains among the sport’s great comebacks.

Now the question is not when he can play again – the Masters is held in seven weeks – but if he can play again.

No charges were filed in connection with the crash, and authorities said there was no indication that the athlete was under the influence of any substance.

Woods was in Los Angeles over the weekend, hosting the Genesis Invitational tournament at Riviera Field, where he was commissioned to present the trophy. On Monday and Tuesday he had shoots with his Discovery-owned sponsor GOLFTV, giving gambling tips to celebrities.

A tweet posted Monday showed him in a golf cart at the Rolling Hills Country Club with comedian David Spade. He also worked with NBA star Dwyane Wade, who shared a video on his Instagram account.

Woods was on his way to Rolling Hills on Tuesday when the accident occurred.

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