Golf star Tiger Woods suffered leg injuries Tuesday in a automobile rollover in suburban Los Angeles and was present process surgery, authorities and his supervisor stated.
Woods was alone in the automobile and needed to be extricated from it, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in an announcement. No different automobiles have been concerned in the wreck that injured the golfer.
An ambulance took Woods to a hospital in critical situation, authorities stated.
“Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries,” stated his supervisor, Mark Steinberg. “He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support.”
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A KABC-TV helicopter over the wreck confirmed a car on its aspect, with its entrance finish closely broken simply off the aspect of a highway close to a hillside. The air baggage gave the impression to be deployed.
There was a second crash when a automobile that had apparently stopped to assist Woods received hit, stated Christopher Thomas, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. That wreck was very minor, and nobody was damage.
fifth again surgery in December
Woods’s crash occurred shortly earlier than 7:15 a.m. PT about 32 kilometres south of downtown Los Angeles, on the border of the upscale communities of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, officers stated.
Woods was in Los Angeles over the weekend because the event host of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera, the place he offered the trophy. He was to spend Monday and Tuesday filming with Discovery-owned GOLFTV, with whom he has an endorsement contract. A tweet Monday confirmed him in a cart smiling with comic David Spade.
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According to Golf Digest, additionally owned by Discovery, the TV shoot was on-course classes for celebrities, equivalent to Spade and Dwyane Wade. Woods didn’t play.
The 15-time main champion final performed Dec. 20 in the PNC Championship together with his 11-year-old son, Charlie. He had a fifth surgery on his again, a microdiscectomy, two days earlier than Christmas and gave no indication when he would return. The Masters is April 8-11, and when requested if he can be there through the CBS telecast on the weekend, Woods replied, “God, I hope so.”
This is the third time Woods has been concerned in a car investigation. The most infamous was the early morning after Thanksgiving in 2009, when his SUV ran over a fireplace hydrant and hit a tree. That was the beginning of stunning revelations that he had been dishonest on his spouse with a number of girls. Woods misplaced main company sponsorships, went to a rehabilitation clinic in Mississippi and didn’t return to golf for 5 months.
In May 2017, Florida police discovered him asleep behind the wheel of a car parked awkwardly on the aspect of the highway. He was arrested on a DUI cost and stated later he had an surprising response to prescription medication for his again ache. Woods later pleaded responsible to reckless driving and checked right into a clinic to get assist with prescription remedy and a sleep problem.