Tiger Woods is “awake, responsive and recovering” in hospital after crash in Los Angeles

Genesis GV80
Tiger Woods was driving Genesis GV80

Tiger Woods is currently awake and responsive according to the statement posted on Twitter. Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods, an American professional golfer, was involved in a car crash from which had to be pulled out through his car’s windshield by first responders.

Statement: The official statement thanked Tiger’s fans for support and messages and said that the golfer was involved in a single-car accident in California.

  • Tiger Woods suffered orthopaedic injuries to his right lower extremity that was treated during emergency surgery by an Orthopedic trauma specialist at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a level 1 trauma centre.
  • Anish Mahajan, the centre’s chief medical officer and interim CEO, said in the statement Woods suffered comminuted open fractures affecting both upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones. It was stabilized by inserting a rod into the tibia

What you need to know: Woods was driving alone when his SUV flipped over. The crash was so severe that L.A. County Fire Department needed a pry bar and an axe to get Woods out from his upturned car through the windshield.

  • L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters that there was “no evidence” of Woods being impaired by alcohol, sedatives or drugs.
  • Tiger Woods is one of the most successful golfers and was driving was a Genesis GV80, a little-known luxury brand with the ‘Genesis Invitational’ logo on the side. Genesis is the luxury vehicle division of the South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group

What’re they saying: Jon Rahm, World No. 2 player said “As if his body hasn’t endured enough. I just hope he can get out of the hospital after recovery and he can still play with his kids and have a normal life.”

Deputy Carlos Gonzalez at a press conference said, “It’s very fortunate that Mr Woods was able to come out of this alive because this is an accident-prone stretch of road. We’ve seen a number of accidents on this stretch of roadway.”

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