Tiger Woods says he was released from the hospital and recovered at home after a serious car accident in which he underwent leg surgery.
In a message posted on Twitter on Tuesday, Tiger Woods said, “I am pleased to announce that I am home and continuing my recovery. I am so grateful for the support and encouragement I have received over the past few weeks. “
Woods also thanked the “incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses, and staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.”
“You have all looked after me so well and I cannot thank you enough,” he wrote.
Woods adds that at home he will relax and “work every day to get stronger”.
Woods, 45, was driving to a television shoot in the Los Angels suburbs on the morning of Feb.23 when his SUV hit a mean, rolled over, and landed on its side near a steep road known for wrecks.
- A vehicle is lifted with a crane after a rollover accident with the golfer Tiger Woods on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, in the suburb of Rancho Palos Verdes in Los Angeles. Woods sustained leg injuries in the car accident and had an operation, authorities and his manager said. (AP Photo / Ringo HW Chiu)
- A vehicle rests on its side after a rollover accident involving the golfer Tiger Woods along a street in the Rancho Palos Verdes section of Los Angeles on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Woods sustained leg injuries in the car accident and was operated on. Authorities and his manager said. (AP Photo / Ringo HW Chiu)
- Tiger Woods was injured in an accident involving a single vehicle in Palos Verdes on February 23, 2021. (KTLA)
The impact of the crash left Woods with multiple leg injuries. Doctors said Woods shattered the tibia and fibula bones of his right lower leg in several places. Wood’s injuries were stabilized with a bar in the tibia. Additional injuries to the bones in the foot and ankle also required screws and pins.
Woods told MPs that he did not know how the accident happened and did not remember driving. Authorities say charges against Woods over the crash are unlikely.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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