Tiger Woods’ treatment for a serious leg injury following a car crash was “successful and he is recovering,” his entourage announced Friday through the golf star’s Twitter account.
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The champion was transferred to the prestigious Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he underwent new “follow-up procedures” for his injuries this morning, without elaborating on the nature of these, the statement said.
“The policies have been successful and he is now recovering and in good spirits,” said a short text published on behalf of Tiger and his family.
On Tuesday, Tiger Woods underwent an extensive operation at Harbor-UCLA Hospital, where he was rushed by emergency services shortly after the accident, requiring the inclusion of “multiple open fractures” in his right leg. Tibia and screws to strengthen toe and ankle bones.
Tiger Woods was “very lucky to be able to turn it alive,” according to police, who found the injured, but conscious champion in his severely damaged car.
Tiger Woods overturned several times after losing control of his vehicle on a steep, dangerous road near Los Angeles.
According to the county sheriff, Woods was traveling at a speed of 72 km / h (45 miles / h) limited to “normal speed” and no braking signs were detected.
No other vehicle was involved and nothing indicated that the golfer was under the influence of alcohol or other substances, which, according to the first elements of the investigation, lasted for several weeks.
The Genesis Invitational, a tournament he sponsored at Tiger Woods California Megalopolis, wrapped up last weekend.
He recently underwent back surgery for the fifth time and said on Sunday that he was not sure if he would play the Masters in April. The champion has won 82 American Golf Tour (PGA) tournaments in his career, tied to the iconic Sam Snaad (1912-2002).