Good news from the United States regarding tiger woods recovery, after the spectacular traffic accident he suffered last Tuesday. The one who is considered one of the best golfers of all time was urgently operated for fractures in the tibia and fibula of the right leg, in addition to other affectations to the foot and ankle.
Woods was driving in Los Angeles, in an area of dangerous curves, downhill and steep, when he lost control of his vehicle and ended up crashing, in what the county Sheriff described as “an area of high accident frequency“.
Earlier this Wednesday, the golfer issued a statement through his social media accounts to reassure his followers and to the world of sport about his state of health, in a note stating that he is “awake, responding and recovering“.
“Tiger has undergone a lengthy surgery on the lower right leg and ankle after being taken to the hospital. He is currently awake, responding and recovering in his hospital room. Thank you to the wonderful doctors and medical team at Harbor UCLA Medical Center – considered the best in Los Angeles to treat injuries like those suffered by Woods – the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the fire service. Your support and help has been outstanding “, reads the statement.
This also includes the assessments made by the head of the hospital, Anish Mahajan, who reports that Woods suffered “various open fractures involving the tibia and fibula, stabilized by inserting a bar in the first. “In addition, Mahajan notes that he also had injuries in the foot and ankle bones, “stabilized with a series of screws“and that the muscle injuries also required surgery because of the swelling.
Fortunately, Woods’ life is not in danger, after the world of sports was heartbroken upon hearing the news of the accident, with the fateful death of Kobe Bryant still on the retina just over a year ago. However, it is rumored that the aftermath of the fractures could still bring more consequences – although a possible disability was ruled out – and cost him the withdrawal from golf.