Tiger Woods is “awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room” after having a rod put in his leg during surgery following a rollover car crash in the Los area. Angeles, his team said in a statement tweeted on their account Tuesday night.
Woods “suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower limb” which were treated with emergency surgery, said Anish Mahajan, chief medical officer and acting CEO of Harbor Medical Center-UCLA.
The rod was inserted into his tibia to stabilize the fractures, and screws and pins were used to stabilize the foot and ankle injuries, the statement said.
Woods’ Genesis GV80 crashed at 7:12 a.m. PST at the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said on Tuesday.
He was conscious and in stable condition when he was removed from the car, Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said at a press conference on Tuesday.