Tiger Woods confirms he will continue recovery from horror car crash at home in South Florida after leaving Los Angeles hospital after surgery on his tibia and fibula bones in his right leg
- Tiger Woods underwent surgery following an accident in Los Angeles last month
- He suffered open fractures in his right leg and other foot and ankle injuries
- But the 15-time major champion has confirmed he is returning to South Florida
Woods underwent surgery on open fractures to his lower right leg and additional injuries to his foot and ankle following an accident in Los Angeles on February 23.
But in a statement the 15-time major champion and 82-time PGA Tour winner confirmed he has now left the LA-based hospital and will look to continue his road to recovery in more familiar surroundings.
Tiger Woods has confirmed he will continue his recovery from his horrific car crash at home
Woods underwent surgery following an accident in Los Angeles on February 23
‘Happy to report that I am back home and continuing my recovery. I am so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks,’ Woods said in a statement.
‘Thank you to the incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. You have all taken such great care of me and I cannot thank you enough.
‘I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day.’
The crash severely injured Woods’ right leg, requiring a lengthy surgery to stabilize shattered tibia and fibula bones. A combination of screws and pins were used for injuries in the ankle and foot.
But in a statement the 15-time major winner thanked staff at the two hospitals he had been at
Woods, 45, was driving an SUV loaned to him by his PGA tournament on the day of the crash
Woods, 45, was driving an SUV loaned to him by his PGA tournament, the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club, on the morning of February 23 when he struck a raised median, crossed through two oncoming lanes and uprooted a tree.
The crash occurred on a downhill stretch that police said is known for wrecks.
Woods was rushing to meet NFL stars Drew Brees and Justin Herbert at a golf club where they were due to film for GolfTV when he crashed his Genesis GV80.