Tiger Woods transferred to Los Angeles hospital after surgery

Golf great undergoes surgery to right leg following car crash

Tiger Woods was involved in a car crash in which he suffered serious leg injuries. AFP
Tiger Woods was involved in a car crash in which he suffered serious leg injuries. AFP

Tiger Woods was moved to another Los Angeles hospital on Thursday after undergoing surgery to his right leg after being badly injured in a car crash.

Harbor-UCLA Medical Centre said Woods was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre for “continuing orthopaedic care and recovery.”

The hospital didn’t provide any other details, saying it was respecting patient confidentiality.

“On behalf of our staff, it was an honour to provide orthopaedic trauma care to one of our generation’s greatest athletes,” Dr. Anish Mahajan, Harbor-UCLA’s chief medical officer, said in a statement.

Woods was hurt on Tuesday when an SUV he was driving on a downhill stretch of road struck a raised median in a coastal Los Angeles suburb, crossed into oncoming lanes and flipped several times.

Mahajan earlier said Woods shattered the tibia and fibula bones of his lower right leg in multiple locations. Those injuries were stabilised with a rod in the tibia.

Additional injuries to the bones in the foot and ankle required screws and pins, Mahajan said in the statement released on Woods’ Twitter account late Tuesday night.

Woods was wearing a seatbelt and there wasn’t any evidence that he was impaired by drugs or alcohol, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said after the crash.

However, the crash investigation continues.

Updated: February 27, 2021 09:50 AM

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