Golfer Tiger Woods was hospitalized on Tuesday after suffering a serious car accident. According to his representative, Mark Steinberg, the collision has caused multiple injuries to his legs that required urgent intervention.
“Tiger Woods was in a car accident this morning in California, where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we thank them for their privacy and support, ”Steinberg said in a statement sent to the specialized media. Golf digest.
The event occurred first thing in the morning, (around 7:10 local time), in Rancho Palos Verdes, in the state of Los Angeles, USA. Tiger was the only occupant of the car, which suffered “significant damage”, so the athlete could not get out on his own.
Firefighters had to release Woods from the vehicle, which hit violently after leaving the road. Once treated urgently, the golfer was immediately taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
These are the first images of the accident:
The 45-year-old golfer was in full recovery after a recent back surgery at the beginning of the year.
Eldrick Tont Woods, his real name, is one of the great golfers in the history of the sport and has 15 majors in his record, highlighting five Augusta Masters (1997, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2019).
However, his successful sports career has been marred on numerous occasions with sex scandals.
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This article originally appeared on The HuffPost and has been updated.