Tiger Woods Shifted to LA hospital for further treatment
Published: 10:59 AM, 26 February 2021
Tiger Woods suffered serious injury after his SUV hit the center median, struck a tree and rolled over several times on Tuesday morning; Photo: Collected
Golf superstar Tiger Woods has been shifted to a Los Angeles (LA) medical facility for further treatment, said the hospital authorities on Thursday where he underwent surgery for serious leg injuries after a car crash.
“Mr. Tiger Woods was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for continuing orthopedic care and recovery,” said Anish Mahajan, CEO of the hospital where Woods was first taken.
“On behalf of our staff, it was an honor to provide orthopedic trauma care to one of our generation’s greatest athletes.”
“To respect patient confidentiality, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center will not provide any further information,” added Mahajan.
It is to be mentioned that Tiger Woods was driving alone Tuesday morning in a Los Angeles suburb on a road notorious for accidents when his SUV hit the center median, crossed into the opposing lane, struck a tree and then rolled over several times.
The 15-time major champion underwent surgery to repair “significant orthopedic injuries” to his lower right leg and ankle.
This included the insertion of a rod into Woods’s shinbone and the use of “a combination of screws and pins” to stabilize his foot and ankle.
Woods’ latest injuries have cast doubt on the golfing legend’s ability to compete at the top level again.
The crash comes just two months after the Woods underwent his fifth back surgery.
Meanwhile, the first officer to arrive at the scene of the crash said it was “very fortunate” that Woods even came out of it alive He was found conscious, appearing “calm and lucid” and able to identify himself as “Tiger,” Deputy Carlos Gonzalez said Tuesday.
Woods was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, said Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva.