“The interior was more or less intact, which kind of gave him the cushion to survive what otherwise would have been a fatal crash.”
Sheriff of L.A. county Alex Villanueva on golf legend Tiger Woods, who is hospitalized in serious but stable condition after a rollover crash in a coastal city about 30 miles south of Los Angeles Tuesday morning.
feb 24, 2021
“He suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery.” Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg.
- Woods, the only person in the SUV, lost control while on rough terrain. The SUV crossed the center divider and rolled over “several times” before halting in the brush on a steep embankment, according to the L.A. County Sheriff.
- Rescuers needed an ax and a special tool to pull him from the wreckage although a deputy sheriff said Woods was “calm” and “lucid” when help arrived.
- Woods, 45, is also in the process of recovering from his multiple back surgeries, the most recent of which had already jeopardized his attendance in the upcoming Masters Tournament.
- Why It Matters: The extent of his leg injuries and their impact on his golf career remains unknown at this point. Woods, a sports icon, held the top spot in professional golf’s world rankings for more than 680 weeks, with 14 championship titles between 1997 and 2008.
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