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Woods recovering after large automotive crash


Tiger Woods is “awake and responsive” following surgical procedure on severe leg accidents suffered in a automotive crash in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

The 15-time golf main champion, 45, needed to be “extricated from the wreck” by firefighters and paramedics.

An announcement mentioned he had suffered “open fractures affecting the tibia and fibula bones” in his decrease proper leg and a rod had been inserted.

Accidents to his foot and ankle have been stabilised with screws and pins.

“He [Woods] is at present awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room,” added the assertion.

Woods ‘not in a position to stand’

Woods was “lucky to be alive” mentioned a deputy from the LA County Sheriff’s Division, who was first on the scene of the accident at 07:18 native time on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.

Carlos Gonzalez mentioned the golfer was “not in a position to stand beneath his personal energy” earlier than being faraway from the automobile which had sustained main harm.

He mentioned that the American was carrying his seatbelt and was “nonetheless calm and lucid” when he informed him his identify.

“It is very lucky that Mr Woods was in a position to come out of this alive,” he added.

LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva mentioned that Woods’ automotive “crossed the centre-divider to the purpose that it rested a number of hundred toes away” and “that signifies they have been going at a comparatively better velocity than regular”.

He added: “Nevertheless, as a result of it’s downhill, it slopes and curves, that space has a excessive frequency of accidents. It’s not unusual.”

He mentioned the automotive hit a kerb, a tree and rolled over a number of instances. Villanueva added “there was no proof of impairment” with Woods.

Stars want Woods properly

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Tiger Woods pictured at his final event, the PNC Championship in December

Former US president Barack Obamaexternal-link, tennis nice Serena Williams, basketball star Stephen Curry and singer Mariah Carey have been among the many many celebrities who posted their messages of assist on social media.

World quantity three Justin Thomas is considered one of Woods’ greatest mates on the tour and expressed concern for his compatriot.

“I am sick to my abdomen,” an emotional Thomas mentioned. “You understand, it hurts to see considered one of your… closest mates get in an accident.

“Man, I simply hope he is all proper. Simply fear for his children, you recognize. I am positive they’re struggling.”

An announcement from PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan mentioned: “On behalf of the PGA Tour and our gamers, Tiger is in our prayers and can have our full assist as he recovers.”

Woods’ private struggles

Woods was concerned in a automotive crash in November 2009 which ultimately led to admissions of infidelity and the breakdown of his marriage. He then took a break from golf however returned shortly afterwards.

Following 5 wins in 2013, Woods began simply 24 occasions within the subsequent 4 years due to continual again ache and a number of surgical procedures.

In 2017 Woods was arrested on suspicion of driving beneath the affect when he was discovered asleep on the wheel of his automotive. He later pleaded responsible to reckless driving.

He had 5 pharmaceuticals in his system as he recovered from the spinal fusion surgical procedure that finally gave him a second {golfing} profession.

Woods ended an 11-year look ahead to a significant title when he received the Masters at Augusta in 2019.

He collectively holds the report for many PGA Tour wins at 82 with Sam Snead and is three behind Jack Nicklaus’ mark of 18 main titles.

Woods recently said he had hoped to play on this yr’s Masters in April after having a fifth back surgery in January.

He ended 2019 sixth in golf’s world rankings however is now fiftieth.

‘A really severe state of affairs for his profession’

BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter informed BBC Radio 5 Dwell

Tiger Woods has had this extraordinary life which has had such large highs on the golf course however some extraordinary lows in his private life.

That is now a really severe state of affairs for his profession.

He was on American tv on Sunday. Quite a lot of observers have been involved at how hesitant he was in regards to the nature of the progress that was being made by way of his restoration and whether or not or not he could be match for the Masters.

All ideas of that now go fully out of the window and are not a precedence.

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