UPDATE: On Tiger Woods Car Crash
Tiger Woods Had Multiple ‘Open Fractures’ To Lower Right Leg; Rod Placed In Tibia; Screws And Pins In Ankle Tiger Woods is “awake, responsive and recovering” at a southern California hospital according to the latest statement from the golfer’s team early Wednesday morning.
He sustained serious injuries in a one-car crash when his vehicle rolled over several times after striking a median in Rancho Palos Verdes on Tuesday.
Woods had emergency surgery for “multiple open fractures” to his right leg. Officials with Harbor-UCLA Medical Center say the two main bones in the lower leg were stabilized “by inserting a rod into the tibia.”
Woods also suffered injuries to the bones in his root foot and ankle, which were stabilized using screws and pins.