Tiger Woods crashed his SUV on sweeping, downhill road in the Los Angels suburbs Tuesday morning, and doctors tried to stabilize “significant” injuries to his right leg with rods and a combination of screws and pins.
Woods was driving to a television shoot when his SUV crashed into a median, rolled over and ended up on its side near a steep road known for wrecks, authorities said. Golf’s biggest star had to be pulled out through the windshield. Woods’ foundation said in a statement he was awake, responsive and recovering in the hospital.
Dr. AnishMahajan, the chief medical officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, said Woods shattered the tibia and fibula bones of his lower right leg in multiple locations. Those injuries were stabilized with a rod in the tibia.
“Additional injuries to the bones in the foot and ankle required screws and pins,” Mahajan said in a statement released on Woods’ Twitter account late Tuesday night.