Golfer Tiger Woods is recovering in hospital following emergency surgery on his legs after a single-car crash on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles.

A post on Wood’s official Twitter account updated the status of his injuries on Wednesday, saying he suffered multiple fractures to his upper and lower fibula and tibia, which required stabilisation with a rod inserted into the former.

Other injuries in his foot and ankle were treated with screws and pins. According to the tweet, Woods is alert, awake and resting in his hospital room following surgery.

The family asked for privacy as they deal with this personal matter.

The golfer was rushed to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in an ambulance after being extracted with the jaws of life from the crumpled vehicle.

The Los Angeles Sheriffs Department (LASD) confirmed that at approximately 7.12am LASD responded to a single-vehicle roll over traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estate and Rancho Palos Verdes.

“Mr Woods was extricated from the wreck with the jaws of life by LA County Firefighters and paramedics and transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries,” they said in a statement.

Tiger Woods’ car after the crash.

Details of the crash are still under investigation but the LASD noted that this “specific stretch of roadway is one of our trouble spots”.

There is “no evidence of impairment at this time” which includes the use of drugs, medication or alcohol.

Picture: PGA Golf


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