Tiger Woods had a rod put in his leg, and is conscious, responsive’ after rollover crash, hospital says.
The golf legend suffered injuries to his legs in the crash Tuesday morning in the Los Angeles area. It was the timely intervention of medics and the “jaws of life” equipment that saved the star golfer.
Tiger Woods is “awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room,” after having a rod put into his leg during surgery following a rollover car crash in the Los Angeles area, his team said in a statement tweeted to his account Tuesday night.
Woods, 45, “suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his right lower extremity” that were treated in emergency surgery, Anish Mahajan, chief medical officer and interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center said in the statement.
The rod was inserted into his tibia to stabilize fractures, and screws and pins were used to stabilize injuries to the foot and ankle, according to the statement.