Tiger Woods Moved To New Hospital To Continue Recovery From Surgery Following Car Crash

Tiger Woods Moved To New Hospital To Continue Recovery From Surgery Following Car Crash

February 26, 2021 Off By tmaq

Tiger Woods Moved To New Hospital To Continue Recovery From Surgery Following Car Crash

 

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Tiger Woods Moved To New Hospital To Continue Recovery From Surgery Following Car Crash

 

 

 

 

Golf legend, Tiger Woods has been moved to a new hospital in Los Angeles to continue his recovery from surgery after being involved in a single-vehicle crash on Tuesday that left him with serious leg injuries.

The 45-year-old 15-time major winner underwent surgery to stabilise compound fractures of his tibia and fibula after the accident on Tuesday, February, 23.

He has now been transferred from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center interim CEO Anish Mahajan said this via the hospital’s Twitter account, stating that the new hospital is located about 18 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, “for continuing orthopedic care and recovery.”

He stated;

Woods was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for continuing orthopaedic care and recovery. It was an honour to provide orthopaedic trauma care to one of our generation’s greatest athletes.

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is a Level 1 trauma center, meaning it is qualified to provide the most comprehensive surgical and other care for such injuries. However, Cedars-Sinai has a renowned Sports Medicine Institute that has catered to professional athletes and a rehabilitation program for sports-related and orthopaedic injuries.

On Tuesday, Mahajan said Woods sustained multiple “open fractures” to his lower right leg and had a rod placed in his tibia and screws and pins inserted in his foot and ankle during emergency surgery. The screws were likely inserted into the area to help it heal, and if all goes well, eventually allow for normal movement.

In the aftermath of Woods’ car crash, golf world has been coming to terms with the physical and psychological impact on the 15-time major winner and what it also means for the sport.

Reacting to questions about Woods’ future in the sport, four-time major winner Rory McIlroy told reporters, ahead of WGC-Workday Championship which begins on Thursday, that;

He’s not Superman … He’s a human being at the end of the day. And he’s already been through so much.

At this stage I think everyone should just be grateful that he’s here, that he’s alive, that his kids haven’t lost their dad. That’s the most important thing. Golf is so far from the equation right now, it’s not even on the map at this point.

Meanwhile, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has said his department would not file criminal charges against Woods pertaining to the crash.

Villanueva said the department is considering it an accident, which could lead to a misdemeanor at most, stressing;

He was not drunk. We can throw that one out.

He later told CNN that Woods does not remember the crash which left him with open fractures on his tibia and fibula.

Villanueva added;

At the hospital he was asked about it by the investigators and he had no recollection of the crash itself.

Woods, who recovered from numerous surgeries to break an 11-year major drought and win the 2019 Masters, has received an outpouring of support from friends, athletes and former U.S. Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama in the wake of the crash.

Moved To New Hospital To Continue Recovery From Surgery Following Car Crash

Golf legend, Tiger Woods has been moved to a new hospital in Los Angeles to continue his recovery from surgery after being involved in a single-vehicle crash on Tuesday that left him with serious leg injuries.

The 45-year-old 15-time major winner underwent surgery to stabilise compound fractures of his tibia and fibula after the accident on Tuesday, February, 23.

He has now been transferred from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center interim CEO Anish Mahajan said this via the hospital’s Twitter account, stating that the new hospital is located about 18 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, “for continuing orthopedic care and recovery.”

He stated;

Woods was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for continuing orthopaedic care and recovery. It was an honour to provide orthopaedic trauma care to one of our generation’s greatest athletes.

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is a Level 1 trauma center, meaning it is qualified to provide the most comprehensive surgical and other care for such injuries. However, Cedars-Sinai has a renowned Sports Medicine Institute that has catered to professional athletes and a rehabilitation program for sports-related and orthopaedic injuries.

On Tuesday, Mahajan said Woods sustained multiple “open fractures” to his lower right leg and had a rod placed in his tibia and screws and pins inserted in his foot and ankle during emergency surgery. The screws were likely inserted into the area to help it heal, and if all goes well, eventually allow for normal movement.

In the aftermath of Woods’ car crash, golf world has been coming to terms with the physical and psychological impact on the 15-time major winner and what it also means for the sport.

Reacting to questions about Woods’ future in the sport, four-time major winner Rory McIlroy told reporters, ahead of WGC-Workday Championship which begins on Thursday, that;

He’s not Superman … He’s a human being at the end of the day. And he’s already been through so much.

At this stage I think everyone should just be grateful that he’s here, that he’s alive, that his kids haven’t lost their dad. That’s the most important thing. Golf is so far from the equation right now, it’s not even on the map at this point.

Meanwhile, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has said his department would not file criminal charges against Woods pertaining to the crash.

Villanueva said the department is considering it an accident, which could lead to a misdemeanor at most, stressing;

He was not drunk. We can throw that one out.

He later told CNN that Woods does not remember the crash which left him with open fractures on his tibia and fibula.

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Villanueva added;

At the hospital he was asked about it by the investigators and he had no recollection of the crash itself.

Woods, who recovered from numerous surgeries to break an 11-year major drought and win the 2019 Masters, has received an outpouring of support from friends, athletes and former U.S. Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama in the wake of the crash.