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Tiger Woods ‘wide awake, responsive and recovering’ after emergency surgery on multiple open fractures suffered in car crash

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Printed 1: 42 a.m. ET Feb. 24, 2021

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What I’m Hearing: The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says that Tiger Woods didn’t point to indicators of impairment at the scene of his automobile accident, but an investigation is ongoing.

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Tiger Woods underwent emergency surgery Tuesday to repair significant pain to his appropriate leg and ankle, his team acknowledged in an announcement posted on his Twitter chronicle behind Tuesday evening.

Woods’ team acknowledged in the observation that the golfer changed into once “wide awake, responsive and recovering in his medical institution room” at Harbor-UCLA Clinical Center following the surgery. Woods, 45, sustained the injuries in a one-car crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California on Tuesday morning.

Anish Mahajan, the manager medical officer and interim CEO at the medical institution, acknowledged in the observation that Woods had multiple open fractures affecting every the better and decrease portions of his appropriate tibia and fibula, the two main bones in the decrease leg. The bones were stabilized “by inserting a rod into the tibia,” he added.

Woods additionally suffered injuries to the bones in his appropriate foot and ankle, which were stabilized using screws and pins, and to muscle and relaxed-tissue in the leg. Mahajan acknowledged doctors had to surgically release “the covering of the muscle tissue to serve stress attributable to swelling.”

“Mr. Woods suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his appropriate decrease extremity that were treated during emergency surgery by Orthopaedic trauma specialists at Harbor-UCLA Clinical Center, a stage 1 trauma middle,” Mahajan acknowledged.

The observation didn’t explicitly mention any injuries or pain to Woods’ left leg. Daryl Osby, the manager of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, acknowledged at a news conference earlier Tuesday that he believed every of Woods’ legs were significantly injured in the crash.

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Authorities acknowledged Woods’ car rolled over rather a lot of instances after striking the median on Hawthorne Boulevard, a two-lane motorway in an upscale neighborhood south of Los Angeles. Carlos Gonzalez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, who changed into once the first officer to near on the scene Tuesday morning, described that portion of the motorway as “one of our inconvenience spots” — the positioning of frequent speeding incidents and accidents.

Woods had been in the Los Angeles house for the Genesis Invitational, a PGA Tour tournament at within sight Riviera Nation Club. He didn’t play at the tournament, while continuing to bag better from a fifth surgical direction of on his wait on, but changed into once on hand and presented the trophy to the winner.

Contact Tom Schad at [email protected] or on Twitter @Tom_Schad.

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