The treatment given to Tiger Woods for a serious leg injury following a car accident was “successful and he is recovering,” his entourage announced Friday through the golfer’s Twitter account.
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.
“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.
According to a police officer who found the injured but conscious champion in his severely damaged car, Tiger Woods was “very lucky to be able to turn it alive.”
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 “much faster than normal speed” in the area, which is limited to 72 km per hour, with no signs of breaking.
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, who has been working behind the scenes for the fifth time recently, 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).