On Feb. 23, Woods wrecked his car outside of Los Angeles and made headlines across the globe. Thankfully, even though he sustained serious leg injuries, Woods came out of the awful wreck alive. Now, the golfer has made enough progress to return home and has thanked everyone for the outpouring of love and well wishes.
“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 shared on Twitter.
“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,” he added.
“I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day,” Tiger Woods concluded.
Tiger Woods Injured in Rollover Car Crash
Around 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, Tiger Woods drove his SUV off the road, which resulted in a terrible rollover car crash.
Officials said that the golfer ran off the road after traveling north on Hawthorne Boulevard at Blackhorse Road in Ranchos Palos Verdes, California. Emergency workers responded quickly to Woods’ wreck where his car took major damage. In fact, the whole front end of the car was completely gone following the crash.
Additionally, first responders found the 15-time major champion trapped inside his vehicle and called for further assistance. Woods couldn’t make it out of his SUV on his own, so rescue workers had to extract the golfer from the single-car accident.
Subsequently, paramedics rushed Woods to a nearby hospital. To the relief of his fans around the world, authorities later notified the public that his injuries were not life-threatening. His agent Mark Steinberg also made a statement saying that his client “suffered multiple leg injuries.” Steinberg stated that Woods was already undergoing surgery for his leg injuries.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva shared further details on Tiger Woods’ crash Tuesday evening. According to the LA Times, Villanueva said that Woods was “lucky to be alive” following the bad wreck. Woods sustained a shattered ankle and two leg fractures.
One of the leg fractures was a compound fracture where the bone broke through the skin. From the pictures and videos of the car crash and its aftermath, Woods is lucky his injuries weren’t life-threatening.