Feb 24th, 2021 Doctors say golfer Tiger Woods is ‘awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room’ after extensive surgery on Tuesday to his lower right leg and ankle, following a crash in California.
45 year old Woods was put under general anesthetic at Harbor-UCLA hospital as surgeons fitted metal rods, screws and pins to his shattered right shinbone and calf bone following the crash, which happened around 7.15am Tuesday in south Los Angeles.
The 45-year-old golfer was driving alone near Rancho Palos Verdes when his Genesis GV80 flipped over .
Firefighters had to use a device known as the ‘jaws of life’ to break open the car and rescue him. Woods ended an 11-year wait for a major title when he won the Masters at Augusta in 2019.
Woods is currently recovering from back surgery and was not playing golf professionally, though he was expected to return sometime later this year.
It is not clear whether he was taking pain medication for the surgery, though he has taken opiod medication after back surgery in the past which resulted in an addiction.