Tiger Woods in surgery after suffering leg injuries in major car crash


Tiger Woods car after an accident

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Golf superstar Tiger Woods was in operation on Tuesday after sustaining multiple leg injuries when an SUV he was driving crashed and overturned in Los Angeles, authorities and his agent said.

Woods, who was the only person in the vehicle, was “pulled out of the wreckage with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County fire and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries, ”the county sherriff department said. in a tweet.

MPs arrived at the crash scene at the Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes border at around 7:12 a.m. PT, the department said.

Officials said “the vehicle sustained significant damage.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg told Golf Digest in a statement: “Tiger Woods was in a single car accident this morning in California where he sustained multiple leg injuries.”

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“He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support,” said Steinberg.

Woods, 45, was staying at the Rolling Hills Resort while filming under a deal he made with Golf Digest and the Discovery Channel.

Last month, he revealed that he “recently” had a fifth microdisectomy on his back, to remove a fragment of a pressurized disc that was causing him pain during the PNC championship in December.

“I can’t wait to start training and I’m focused on getting back to the Tour,” Woods said in a statement in January.

The Jupiter, Florida resident has won 82 titles on the PGA, which is tied with Sam Snead for most titles in history. He has won 15 major championships, including the masters tournament five times.

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Tiger Woods watches from the 18th hole during the final round of the Genesis Invitational Golf Tournament at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. On February 21, 2021.

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Woods’ stellar career was rocked in November 2009 when he crashed an SUV earlier in a fire hydrant outside his then residence in Windermere, Florida.

Woods was stunned in that accident for more than five minutes, and his then wife reportedly used a golf club to smash a window in the vehicle and pull it out.

In the wake of this mysterious accident, Woods would have had many extramarital affairs. He entered a Mississippi clinic for treatment shortly thereafter.

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In May 2017, Wood was charged with driving under the influence in Florida after police discovered him asleep in a damaged car.

A month after this arrest, Woods entered a clinic for treatment related to problems with prescription pain medication and a sleep disorder.

Steinberg said this was the time when Woods used pain relievers to help him get up and move while recovering from four back operations.

Woods was seen on social media Monday on a golf course with former Miami Heat basketball star Dwyane Wade.

Woods last competed in the PNC Championship in Orlando, Fla., Which ended on December 20. He played alongside his 11-year-old son, Charlie Woods, in the tournament. The duo finished seventh.

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