Two days after severe leg injuries in a car accident in California, Tiger Woods is rushed to Cedars Sinai Hospital.
In a statement on Twitter, Harbor-UCLA’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anish Mahajan said the golf legend from the Level 1 trauma center, where he had surgery after his accident on Tuesday, would be moved to his new hospital about 20 miles away.
Dr. Mahajan said the 45-year-old golfer will continue to seek “orthopedic care and recovery” from Cedars.
“On behalf of our employees, it was an honor to offer trauma orthopedic care to one of the greatest athletes of our generation,” Mahajan said in the statement. “Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is a teaching hospital and one of only five Level 1 trauma centers in Los Angeles County.”
According to the Cedars website, the hospital is also a Level 1 trauma center.
The reason for the transfer was not disclosed, but Cedars-Sinai is known for its sports rehabilitation center.
The Los Angeles sheriff’s office said Wednesday that the Woods rollover crash was “an accident.”
According to the chief medical officer of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, the 15-time golf champion “broke bones in multiple places in the right lower leg with additional injuries to the ankle and foot.”
Golfweek reported that Woods had inserted a bar into his right lower leg.