Rodrigo Diaz M.
Tiger Woods is recovering in the hospital after sustaining multiple injuries to his legs yesterday in a serious car accident.
In a statement posted on his social media channels late last night, Woods’ representatives said the golf superstar underwent “a lengthy surgical procedure” on his lower right leg and ankle afterward. his SUV overturned and crashed on a hill in Los Angeles.
Woods was later confirmed to have sustained injuries to both legs, although there was no mention of his left leg in the statement yesterday evening.
Speaking to local press yesterday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that Woods, 45, was driving north at an intersection near the Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes boundary at 7: 12 am when the car rolled “several hundred meters” from the center divider of the intersection, hit two traffic signals and crashed into a tree, sustaining significant damage.
Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Austreberto González, who was one of the first to arrive at the scene, said Woods was in serious but stable condition when he was placed on a stretcher and immediately taken to a facility. traumatology.
He noted that Woods was conscious but could not stand up. He also said that Woods was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
According to Golf Digest, Woods had been in Los Angeles for a two-day content shoot with the monthly magazine after hosting the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational, which took place between February 18 and 21.
Woods, a 15-time major golf tournament champion, shares the PGA Tour record of 82 career wins with fellow American golfer Sam Snead, who has been recovering from lower back surgery, the fifth of his career.
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