Tiger Woods crash – Star suffered multiple open leg fractures and is awake in hospital after horror ‘high speed’ smash

MEDICS have completed a lengthy operation on Tiger Woods after the golfing superstar suffered multiple open leg fractures in a car crash.

A rod and several screws and pins were inserted into the American’s leg, which also suffered injuries to his foot and ankle.

Woods had been driving to a television shoot in Los Angeles when his SUV crashed into the verge of a highway.

No other cars were involved with the 45-year-old alone in his vehicle.

Dr. Anish Mahajan, the chief medical officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, confirmed in a statement released on Woods’ Twitter on Wednesday morning.

It read: “Mr Woods suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery by Orthopaedic trauma specialists at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

“Comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilised by inserting a rod into the tibia.

“Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stabilised with a combination of screws and pins.”

More to follow…


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