Tiger Woods suffers multiple leg injuries in car accident

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A spokesperson for Tiger Woods says he is in surgery after a car accident in the Los Angeles area

Tiger Woods was injured in a rollover car accident early Tuesday morning.

Authorities confirmed that the golf pro was in a car accident around 7:12 a.m. PT near Ranchos Palos Verdes, California. Woods was the only occupant in the mangled car and was pinned inside. A cause for the accident is not yet immediately known. Contrary to early reports, officials stated that the jaws of life were not used to rescue him.

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Tiger Woods of the United States plays his shot from the second tee during the final round of the PNC Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando on December 20, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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The Los Angeles County’s Sheriff’s Office released a statement via social media on the golf superstar’s condition.

“On February 23, 2021, at approximately 7:12 AM, LASD responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Ranchos Palos Verdes,” the statement read. “The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage.”

The message continued by identifying Woods, 45, as the passenger. Following his rescue, Woods was immediately taken to Harbor UCLA Medical Center.

“The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods,” officials confirmed.

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Woods was in town for the Genesis Invitational in collaboration with Golf Digest and his spokesperson shared that he was currently in surgery and suffering from leg injuries.

“Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support,” Mark Steinberg told Golf Digest.

The authorities are investigating the nature of the accident and were seen at the site of the crash.

Woods appeared on television this past weekend, where he spoke of his lingering back injury. The all-star athlete has been launching a comeback in golf and expressed interest in winning another Masters.

“God I hope so,” Woods told CBSJim Nantz on Sunday from the Genesis Invitational. “I’ve got to get there first. A lot of it is based on my surgeons and my doctors and therapist and making sure I do it correctly. This is the only back I’ve got. I don’t have much more wiggle room left there.”

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