Tiger Woods issues statement after “long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle”

Tiger Woods has issued a statement from his bed after undergoing surgery to repair multiple leg fractures after a car accident.

Tiger Woods has released a statement on Twitter updating the extent of his injuries sustained in the single-car accident and the subsequent surgical procedure.

It reads:

We thank everyone for the overwhelming support and messages during this tough time.

As previously communicated, Tiger was involved in a single-car accident earlier this morning in California. He has undergone a long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle after being brought to the hospital.

“Mr. Woods suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery by orthopedic trauma specialists at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center. Comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilized by inserting a rod into the tibia. Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stabilized with a combination of screws and pins. Trauma to the muscle and soft-tissue of the leg required surgical release of the covering of the muscles to relieve pressure due to swelling.”

– Anish Mahajan, MD, Chief Medical Officer & Interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

He is currently awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room. Thank you to the wonderful doctors and hospital staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and the fire department. Your support and assistance has been outstanding.

There are no further updates at this time and we continue to thank you for your well-wishes and privacy for him and his family. – TGR

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