Tiger Woods ‘Lucky To Be Alive’; Suffered ‘Multiple’ Open Fractures

NORTON, MA-SEP 1: Tiger Woods tees off the fourth hole during the third round at the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 1, 2013 in Norton, Massachusetts.

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Tiger Woods was involved in a single-car rollover crash on Tuesday. After being extracted from the vehicle, Woods was taken to the local hospital and underwent surgery for multiple leg injuries.

Exact details on Woods’ injuries were not immediately available, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff said Woods is “lucky to be alive.”

Now that some time has passed, we are beginning to learn more information about the severity of his injuries.

TMZ Sports reports Woods “suffered comminuted open fractures in his right leg.”

That means the bone was fractured in multiple places and broke through the skin. As a result, doctors used a rod and screws to stabilize his leg.

“Mr. Woods suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery by Orthopaedic trauma specialists,” Dr. Anish Mahajan, Chief Medical Officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, said.

“Mr. Woods suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery by Orthopaedic trauma specialists.”

Woods also suffered injuries to his left leg.

According to Woods’ PR team, the golf star is “awake, responsive, and recovering in his hospital room.”

The statement continued, “Thank you to the wonderful doctors and hospital staff at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department, and the Fire Department. Your support and assistance has been outstanding.”

We wish Woods a full and speedy recovery.

Tiger Woods Suffers ‘Multiple Leg Injuries’ In Rollover Crash, Undergoing Surgery
Tiger Woods Suffers ‘Multiple Leg Injuries’ In Rollover Crash, Undergoing Surgery
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