Full extent of Tiger Woods' gruesome injuries revealed

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
Tiger Woods (pictured left) during a golf tournament and (pictured right) his car crash after the crash in LA.
The full extent of Tiger Woods' (pictured left) leg injury has been revealed after his car crash (pictured right) in LA. (Getty Images)

The foundation of Tiger Woods has released a statement revealing the full extent of his gruesome leg injuries following a terrifying crash in Los Angeles overnight.

The 45-year-old Woods suffered multiple injuries after a single-vehicle accident in the LA area on Wednesday and was rushed to hospital for surgery.

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Woods was the sole occupant in the SUV and had to be extricated from the vehicle with the "jaws of life" tools.

But after hours of speculation, his family have revealed the extent of his career-threatening leg injury following a long surgery.

Woods suffered a compound fracture to his lower right tibia and fibula bones, according to the Chief Medical Officer Anish Mahajan at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

"Comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilised by inserting a rod into the tibia," Mahajan said in the statement.

"Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stabilised with a combination of screws and and pins."

The leg's muscle and soft tissue also suffered trauma, which required surgical release.

Woods is currently awake and responsive in hospital.

Woods saved in near fatal crash

Authorities say there's no immediate evidence that Woods was impaired in the single-vehicle crash that left him with serious injuries to his leg.

However, Sheriff Alex Villanueva says Woods appears to have been travelling at a "relatively greater speed than normal" and that there were no skid marks or signs of braking.

"Thankfully the interior was more or less intact, which kind of gave him the cushion to survive what otherwise would have been a fatal crash," Villanueva said.

TMZ has since reported that Woods was seen leaving a hotel in an “agitated and impatient” state before the horror accident.

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