- The Washington Times
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Tiger Woods is out of the hospital and back home to continue his recovery following the leg injuries he suffered during a single-car rollover accident near Los Angeles on Feb. 23.

“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 said in a statement posted 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.


“I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day.”

Woods suffered comminuted open fractures in his right leg after he lost control of his SUV and crashed. He was transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center — the nearest trauma center to the accident — and underwent a lengthy surgery to insert a rod to stabilize his right leg. Woods also had pins and screws to stabilize his foot and ankle.

Woods then underwent follow up procedures on his right leg at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles — where he was transferred on Feb. 26.

Authorities executed a search warrant to obtain the “black box” for the SUV Woods was driving, hoping to gather more information about what led to the accident. The L.A. sheriff doesn’t expect Woods to face criminal charges, though.

A bystander found Woods unconscious and called emergency services shortly after the crash, but the first officers on the scene described Woods as responsive.

At the hospital, though, Woods said he couldn’t recall the details of the accident. His car crossed over the median strip and drove across oncoming traffic before flipping off the road and coming to rest.

Woods, who has won 82 PGA Tour events in his career, received an outpouring of support from fans and fellow golfers during the WGC-Workday Championship. Many golfers wore Woods’ signature black and red outfit on the final day of that event.


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