|A photo of the damaged car and Tiger Woods who was driving when he was involved in a single-car accident on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. (Photo by= Frederic Brown/GolfDigest [Brian Rothmuler/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images])|
[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] Tiger Woods recovered from major surgery on his right leg Tuesday evening at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center after being involved earlier in the day in a “high-speed” single-car accident outside Los Angeles.
Golf Digest reported that Woods suffered “comminuted open fractures” to both the upper and lower portions of his tibia and fibula in his right leg, as well as damage to the ankle bones and trauma to the muscle and soft tissue of the leg, according to an update released via his social media accounts on Tuesday night. Woods’ right leg was stabilized by inserting a rod into the tibia. A surgical release of the covering of the muscle was also performed to relieve pressure due to swelling.
Woods was the only occupant of a 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV during the accident. The police said his driving at a “relatively greater speed than normal” when his vehicle crossed onto the wrong side of the road. A neighbor called 911 to alert authorities and Woods was conscious when they arrived on the scene. Police added that Woods' driving remained intact and he’s wearing a seatbelt, allowing him to escape what “otherwise would have been a fatal crash. There’s no evidence of impairment, the sheriff’s department added, and Woods was reportedly calm and lucid when authorities arrived at the scene.