Tiger Woods Car Crash Recovery: When Could He Return After Missing The Masters?

by Emily Morgan

In the wake of Tiger Woods’ car crash, many wonder when the golf legend will make his return. After the accident left him hospitalized, Woods underwent surgery on his legs. Now, more news is coming gout regarding how long doctors expect Woods to recover.

According to a doctor and injury specialist for Fox Sports, doctors expect woods to rehabilitate for 8-to-12 months. However, fans could see him sooner, pending he doesn’t need any additional surgeries.

Following the accident, doctors put a rod, pins, and screws into Woods’ leg at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center before being transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for ongoing rehabilitation.

According to a statement released by his official Twitter account on Friday, the 45-year-old is “in good spirits.’ Yet, it’s still unclear if he’ll make a return to the sport. On Mar. 16, Woods announced that he returned to his South Florida home after staying in the hospital for weeks.

“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. While Woods is in the process of recovering, new details have recently emerged surrounding the crash.

Local Authorities Determine Cause of Tiger Woods Wreck, Won’t Reveal Details

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that investigators had determined the crash’s cause but said nothing further. According to Villanueva, his department is waiting for permission from the golf star before revealing the details.

“A cause has been determined, the investigation has concluded,” Villanueva said. “We have reached out to Tiger Woods and his personnel. There are some privacy issues in releasing information on the investigation. So, we’re going to ask them if they waive the privacy. And then we will be able to do a full release on all the information regarding the accident.”

If you’re not familiar with the investigation, on the morning of Feb. 23, Woods was involved in a single-car crash in Los Angeles. While driving his SYV, he hit a medium and rolled the car. As a result, Woods sustained multiple injuries that left him hospitalized for three weeks. In an interview at the time, Villanueva said that there was “no evidence of impairment.”