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Will Tiger Woods Golf Again After Accident? Experts Weigh In

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ET is breaking down the latest news surrounding Tiger Woods after his serious car crash on Tuesday morning.

Video Transcript

KEVIN FRAZIER: What was going on the moment Tiger Woods lost control of his SUV? There are still so many questions to be answered. We have the latest details on Tiger's crash and his road to recovery.


Tiger is awake, responsive, and recovering after emergency surgery, which included inserting a metal rod into his leg. The 45-year-old had multiple bones sticking through his skin. His comeback? Well, orthopedic surgeon Neil Ghodadra told me it's complicated by Tiger's previous injuries and five back surgeries.

DR. NEIL GHODADRA: Once the rod and the screws and the pins have been put in, you're looking at about six to eight weeks to the bone to heal. It's all about the rehab, recovery rehab.

KEVIN FRAZIER: Will Tiger Woods play golf professionally again?

DR. NEIL GHODADRA: If the fractures heal, which they should, I do expect him to fully recover and come back and play.

- We're hearing that Tiger was on his way to a shoot with former Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees and Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert. Now, there were no visible skid marks at the scene. But crash investigator Tim Leggett tells us that may not be significant because Tiger's luxury SUV came with a highly sensitive anti-lock braking system.

TIM LEGGETT: It's not like the old days where, you know, if you see skid marks, then you know that the vehicle's being braked maximally. That Hyundai is equipped with a [? black ?] [? locks. ?] We'll find out exactly what was going on, how fast the vehicle was going.

- So could Tiger face any charges like reckless driving?

ALEX VILLANUEVA: No. A reckless driving charge has a lot of elements into it. This is purely an accident.

- And deputies say there was no evidence of impairment at the scene.

CARLOS GONZALEZ: I asked him what his name was. He told me his name was Tiger. And at that moment, I immediately recognized him. He seemed as though he was lucid and calm.

- On Monday, the day before the crash, Tiger had a shoot with NBA great Dwyane Wade.

DWYANE WADE: I woke up today so proud to be able to post that moment, you know, for the world. How good I am? Or how bad am I?



DWYANE WADE: And I took a nap. And I woke up. And I woke up to the news. I hope he get a chance to get back to doing what he loves to do. And that's playing a game of golf.