Extent Of Tiger Woods' Car Crash Injuries Revealed

The 15-time Major winner is out of surgery and responsive after his horrific car crash in LA

Extent Of Tiger Woods' Car Crash Injuries Revealed
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The 15-time Major winner is out of surgery and responsive after his horrific car crash in LA

Extent Of Tiger Woods' Car Crash Injuries Revealed

Tiger Woods is awake, responsive and recovering in hospital after undergoing a long surgery on multiple fractures in his legs following his car crash on Tuesday.

The 15-time Major winner fractured both his tibula and fibula bones in his right leg, which have been stabilized with a rod.

He has also had screws and pins inserted into his foot and ankle.

Woods' team thank everyone for the overwhelming support.

"Mr Woods suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery by Orthapaedic trauma specialists at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center," Anish Mahajan, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center said.

"Comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilized by inserting a rod into the tibia.

"Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stabilized with a combination of screws and pins.

"Trauma to the muscle and soft-tissue of the leg required surgical release of the covering of the muscles to relieve pressure due to swelling."

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"We thank everyone for the overwhelming support and messages during this tough time," the Woods team said in a statement.

"As previously communicated, Tiger was involved in a single-car accident earlier this morning in California.

"He has undergone a long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle after being brought to the hospital.

"He is currently awake, responsive, and recovering in his hospital room.

"Thank you to the wonderful doctors and hospital staff at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and the Fire Department.

"Your support and assistance has been outstanding.

"There are no further updates at this time and we continue to thank you for your well-wishes and privacy for him and his family."

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x