Tiger Woods: Update on the Pro-Golfer Two Months After Car Crash

by Will Shepard

In February, Tiger Woods was in a gnarly car crash. He injured one of his legs after the car went flying off the road. After two months of being on the mend, the pro-golfer finally shared an update.

Above all else, he is trying to stay in a positive mindset as he works to overcome the injuries. A source close to Tiger Woods spoke to Us Weekly about his status.

First, the person said that Tiger Woods “is in better spirits now than he was directly following the accident.” Now, one week shy of two months later, he is back at his house and seems “hopeful” about his return to health. Reportedly, the pro-golfer has “seen progress in his recovery.”

In March, he went on Twitter to share a statement about his accident. He began by saying he was “so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement.” Then, he thanked “the incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses, and staff” who spent a long time helping him.

Tiger Woods shared that, “I am back home and continuing my recovery… I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day.”

Tiger Woods And His Car Crash

When the accident occurred, Tiger Woods was immediately taken to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. At the time, the cause of the accident was unknown. All that the public knew was that his SUV had crossed over the median into the two oncoming lanes of traffic.

The car had hit the curb and then a tree before rolling several times down into a ditch. The car crash happened around 7 a.m.

Recently, the police finished their report on the accident but waited until Tiger Woods gave the “OK” to release it to the media. According to the accident report, he was driving “between 84 and 87 mph” in a 45 miles per hour zone. It was also determined that when the accident occurred, Tiger Woods hit the accelerator instead of the brake.

The first responders reportedly needed to use an ax to get Woods out of the car. The pro-golfer had sustained “serious and “significant” injuries.

The Pro-Golfer’s Injury Prognosis

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anish Mahajan, said that Tiger Woods “suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his lower extremity there were treated during emergency surgery.”

Another police report corroborated the injuries. In it, the pro-golfers injuries were listed as: “laceration to the lower front jaw, bruised right and left rib cage.” They also included an “open fracture, mid-shaft on his right leg, below [the] knee.”

Thankfully, Tiger Woods doctors acted swiftly. He had to go through multiple surgeries.

Hopefully, he can recover from the accident and return to full health. For now, though, he is spending his time watching golf from the comforts of his home. Everyone is certainly pulling for Tiger Woods’ return to golf.