TIGER Woods revealed to fans on Friday night that he had follow-up procedures but was “recovering” and in “good spirits.”
In a statement shared on his Twitter account, the golf star who crashed and seriously injured his legs on Tuesday wrote that he had moved to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for additional procedures.
“The procedures were successful, and he is now recovering and in good spirits,” TGR stated.
"Tiger and his family want to thank you all for the wonderful support and messages they have received over the past few days.”
The statement said the family did not have any further updates at the time.
“Thank you for your continued privacy,” it closed.
Woods drove a 2021 Genesis GV80 near Los Angeles on Tuesday morning when he struck a median, a street sign and a tree and rolled over several times before coming to a halt in a grassy area.
The front and bumper of Woods’ SUV were destroyed but the interior remained intact and the airbag deployed, saving his life.
Woods was transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance where he under went emergency surgery, before being transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Thursday.
The golf legend had shattered bones in several parts of his lower right leg, according to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center’s chief medical officer Dr Anish Mahajan.
Woods had a rod inserted in his tibia to stabilize the injuries as well as pins and screws in his ankle and foot.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is ranked third in the country for orthopedic care, according to US News and World Report, and has a top sports medicine institute.
Woods’s most recent tweet before Friday’s was on Wednesday, informing his followers that he had “undergone a long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle.”
He was “awake, responsive, and recovering in his hospital room,” the statement read.
On Thursday, the Aaron Hicks, the boyfriend of Woods’ niece Cheyenne, said that the golf star’s family is focused on his recovery as a dad first and foremost.
“I think right now, we’re trying to make sure with everything that’s going on with the surgeries and stuff, that he’s just gonna be healthy again,” Hicks said.
“Making sure he can be a father again and being able to enjoy and run around and play with his kids is what’s important right now.”
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