Tiger Woods has spoken out with an official statement following a car crash earlier today (February 23).
Earlier in the day, it was revealed that the 45-year-old pro golfer was involved in a single vehicle car accident that required surgery on his leg and ankle.
“On February 23, 2021, at approximately 7:12 AM, LASD responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Ranchos Palos Verdes,” officials said in a statement. “The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage.”
Later that afternoon, the LA Sheriff’s office responded to press asking for more details and revealed that the crash was not due to impairment.
Now, Tiger and his team are speaking out after the crash.
“We thank everyone for the overwhelming support and messages during this tough time…He has undergone a long surgical procedue on his lower right leg and ankle after being brought to the hospital,” it reads, before adding another statement from his physician, Dr. Anish Mahajan.
The statement goes on, saying that Tiger is “currently awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room.”
Read the full statement below:
FULL TIGER WOODS STATEMENT:
We thank everyone for the overwhelming support and messages during this tough time.
As previously communicated, Tiger was involved in a single-car accident earlier this morning in California. He has undergone a long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle after being brought to the hospital.
“Mr. Woods suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery by Orthopaedic trauma specialists at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center. Comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilized by inserting a rod into the tibia. Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stabilized with a combination of screws and pins. Trauma to the muscle and soft-tissue of the leg required surgical release of the covering of the muscles to relieve pressure due to swelling.” – Anish Mahajan, MD, Chief Medical Officer & Interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
He is currently awake, responsive, and recovering in his hospital room. Thank you to the wonderful doctors and hospital staff at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and the Fire Department. Your support and assistance has been outstanding.
There are no further updates at this time and we continue to thank you for your well-wishes and privacy for him and his family. – TGR