Leading golfer Tiger Woods, who underwent surgery for a serious leg injury following a car accident on Tuesday, has been transferred to the prestigious Los Angeles medical facility for further treatment, the hospital that originally owned her said Thursday.
“Mr. Tiger Woods has been transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to continue his orthopedic care and recovery,” Dr Anish Mahajan, acting director of Harbor-UCLI Hospital, which was transported to rescue the champion, said on Twitter.
He underwent a lengthy operation Tuesday at this injury center south of Los Angeles, especially for “multiple open fractures” in his right leg, which required the insertion of a metal rod into the tibia and screws. Strengthen the foot and ankle bones.
“In order to respect medical privacy, the Harbor-UCLA Center will no longer provide additional information on the patient,” he told the nursing staff, adding that “orthopedic care has the honor of providing one of the greatest athletes of our generation.”
Police, who found the champion on Tuesday morning, found Tiger Woods “very lucky to keep it alive” in his car, which was badly injured but unconscious.
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 there was nothing to indicate 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.
The fifth time he has been working on the back recently, he 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).