In February of this year, the US star Tiger Woods had an unpleasant surprise. He had to spend a lot of time in hospital after a severe car accident. The doctors operated on his loose debris fracture on his leg. Tiger Woods had drifted off the road in his car and rolled over several times. The serious but fortunately not life-threatening injury made an immediate operation necessary. Many stars from the world of sport and other prominent personalities sent well-being wishes to the golf genius.
The sports fans were initially shocked by the news. Fortunately, it quickly became apparent that Tiger Woods’ health was stable. He suffered open fractures in the upper and lower parts of the tibia and fibula. Doctors stabilized the fracture with a stick in the shin, said a medical professional. But that was not all. The golfer also suffered fractures in his foot and ankle. The doctors stabilized them with a combination of screws and pins. The surgical procedure also served to take the pressure off the muscle on the right leg. Woods was awake and responsive again after the operation.
Over the Speed Limit
Of course, speculation immediately set in as to how this accident could have come about. The Los Angeles County Sheriff said Woods was travelling at relatively excessive speed on the steeply sloping road. Given the severity of the accident, the golfer was still very lucky. The accident almost destroyed the outside of the car, but the interior remained largely undamaged. That should have saved Woods’ life. There were no skid marks in the accident. It had been light at the time, and Woods’ blood tests had shown no evidence of the influence of prohibited substances. The rescue workers had to free the golfer from the destroyed car through the windshield.
The Car Cut A Tree
That borders on a miracle; after all, the car had cut through a tree 20 centimeters thick. It just flew past a telephone pole. Woods was conscious and approachable after the accident. The star was in a hurry. Witnesses reported that he rushed to leave an interview. His next appointment should have been on a golf course. Numerous celebrity fans expressed concern and wished the tiger all the best. Among them was former US President Barack Obama. He pointed out that one should never copy Tiger Woods; history has shown that.
Will He Return to Golf?
Woods is already recovering at home. His treatments over the past few weeks had gone well. He thanked his team of doctors and nurses for their excellent support during this difficult time. Orthopedic therapy will continue. Now the fans are excited to see if Tiger Woods can return to golf. Whether he will play golf professionally again in the face of this severe injury remains to be seen. After all, he already stated that he would feel stronger every day. That keeps his fans hoping for a return from Tiger Woods.