Jeopardy! guest host Dr. Oz gives his opinion on Tiger Woods’s injuries he sustained from a recent car accident.
As a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Oz is one person’s opinion I would take to the bank. And if you are a Tiger Woods fan, we have hopeful news.
On February 23, Tiger Woods was involved in a major car accident that left him with open fractures to his upper and lower tibia as well as his fibula in his right leg.
Dr. Oz Remains Optimistic
While Woods is currently at home tending to his injuries, it is unknown how much of a comeback the PGA and Master Tournament champion will make. The injuries to his legs were quite extensive, but Dr. Oz gives an optimistic outcome.
On Wednesday, the 60-year-old was interviewed by TMZ, discussing Woods’s “mental resilience” and how it will be his biggest asset when recovering. He also praises the trauma center that treated Tiger Woods.
“Let’s be clear about this, he’s had a bunch of surgeries and bounced back when no one thought he could,” states Dr. Oz. “He had the luck of having his accident near a major trauma center with expertise in this area. I know teams that were trained there, so I have great confidence in the fact that they manage this correctly.”
Dr. Oz continues, breaking down the injuries and how they will inhibit his leg and ankle mobility.
“Despite the complicating factors of a comminuted fracture, which means it was broken in multiple spots, an open fracture, which means there was a cut in the skin that either the bone protruded through or was close, and the fact that it probably crossed the joint to affect his ankles, so his ability to flex may be altered, he still has the most important component to recovery which is mental resilience.”
“I’ll Bet on Tiger Woods Every Time”
Finally, Dr. Oz predicts that there is no stopping this Tiger yet. He estimates that it will take about a year for Woods to recover.
“This man can do what no one else can do, so with the strength of his mind, I do think he’ll be back, and I think he’ll come back to full speed,” he added. “Medically speaking, I think it’s at least six months until his bone is recovered to the original form. Then the muscles will atrophy around it. Give him a year. Allow him to recover from the emotional, physical trauma of this procedure. I’ll bet on Tiger Woods every time.”
Investigators concluded their research into the cause of Tiger Woods’s crash. However, the details have remained unreleased due to privacy details concerning Woods.