Golf star Tiger Woods, who suffered a severe leg injury after being in a car accident on Tuesday, was taken to a prestigious Los Angeles medical facility for further treatment.
“Mr. Tiger Woods has been transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to continue orthopedic care and recovery,” said Dr. Anish Mahajan, Acting Director of Harbor Hospital-UCLA, where the hero was taken by the emergency services. After his accident.
He was “very lucky to come out.”
He was in this trauma center just south of Los Angeles where he underwent a prolonged operation on Tuesday, particularly for “multiple open fractures” in his right leg that required him to insert a metal rod into the leg and screws. Strengthening the bones of the foot and ankle.
“In order to respect medical confidentiality, Harbor-UCLA will not provide additional information on the patient,” the statement added.
According to the policeman who discovered the injured hero but was conscious on Tuesday morning in his badly damaged car, Tiger Woods “was very lucky to have made it through.”
Tiger Woods rolled over several times after apparently losing control of his car on a steep and collision-prone road near Los Angeles.
According to the county chief, Woods was traveling “at a relatively faster speed than normal” on a section set at 72 km / h (45 mph), adding that no signs of braking were noticed.
No other vehicle was involved and there is no indication that the golfer was under the influence of alcohol or other substances, according to the first elements of the investigation that could last several weeks.
Tiger Woods was in the mega-city of California because of his sponsored tournament, the Genesis Invitational, that wrapped up last weekend. He recently had back surgery, for the fifth time, and on Sunday he said he was unsure about playing Masters in April. The champ has won 82 PGA rounds in his career, tied with legendary Sam Snead (1912-2002).