Tiger Woods recovering at home following car crash

The golf superstar has been in the hospital since February.
Published March 17, 2021 10:27 a.m. EST
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Tiger Woods has returned to his Florida home from the hospital to continue recovering after suffering severe leg injuries in a car accident last month. Woods announced the news on social media on Tuesday, writing, "Happy to report that I am back home and continuing my recovery. I am so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks."

Woods thanked the surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at Harbour-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. "You have all taken such great care of me and I cannot thank you enough," he added.

The golf superstar said that he will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day.

Woods, 45, was injured in a single-car accident on February 23 in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries after the SUV he was driving struck a raised median in Los Angeles, crossed into oncoming lanes of traffic and flipped several times. Authorities said he was "extricated from the wreck" by Los Angeles Country firefighters and paramedics and then transported to a local hospital by ambulance. 

"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," Woods' agent Mark Steinberg told Golf Digest at the time.

No charges have come from the accident and Woods did not show signs of impairment at the scene or while he was at the hospital.

"He was not drunk. If there was evidence of that, we would proceed with that," Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said after the accident. "This is an accident. We are treating it as an accident."

PGA Tour announced this week that it secured an "exclusive, long-term partnership" with Woods for its video game franchise. Wood's name and likeness will appear in the PGA Tour 2K franchise and he will serve as an executive director and consultant for the game. 

"I am looking forward to making my return to the video game landscape, and with 2K and HB Studios, I've found the right partners to make it happen," Woods said in a press release. "I'm honoured to take part in this opportunity and look forward to sharing my expertise and insights as we build the future of golf video games together."

 

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