Tiger Woods is “awake and responsive” following surgical procedure on critical leg accidents suffered in a automobile 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 revealed on the American’s Twitter account mentioned he had suffered “open fractures” to his decrease proper leg and ankle.
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 which came about 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 car which had sustained main injury.
He mentioned that the American was carrying his seatbelt and was “nonetheless calm and lucid” when he instructed him his identify.
“It’s totally lucky that Mr Woods was in a position to come out of this alive,” he added.
LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva mentioned that Woods’ automobile “crossed the centre-divider to the purpose that it rested a number of hundred toes away” and “that signifies they had been going at a comparatively better pace than regular”.
He added: “Nonetheless, 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 automobile hit a kerb, a tree and rolled over a number of instances. Villanueva added “there was no proof of impairment” with Woods.
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