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Tiger Woods Undergoes Surgery For ‘Multiple Leg Injuries’ After Single-Car Rollover Accident

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Tiger Woods is undergoing surgery for “multiple leg injuries” after he was injured in a single-car accident in suburban Los Angeles. More inside…

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Gold star Eldrick “Tiger” Woods has been hospitalized and is undergoing surgery for “multiple leg injuries” following a single-vehicle rollover car accident in suburban Los Angeles.

The crash happened around 7:15am PST in the Rancho Palos Verdes area. The 15-time major golf champion was reportedly alone in the vehicle.

It was previously reported fire crews had to use the “jaws of life” to extract Tiger from the vehicle. However, Capt. James Power (from the sheriff’s department) said the jaws of life were NOT used to rescue him. He said first responders popped open the windshield and was able to get him out.

It took six minutes from the time of the accident for officials to arrive on scene. The famous golfer was rushed to the hospital via ambulance in serious condition. No other cars were involved in the wreck.

“Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries,” said his manager, Mark Steinberg. “He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support.”

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Tiger’s vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard when it crashed at Blackhorse Road. As seen in the photos of the wreckage, the vehicle sustained major damage. It appears the whole front of the car was torn off and air bags appear to be deployed.

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A second crash happened near Tiger’s accident when a vehicle that stopped to help the golfer got hit. Christopher Thomas, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department confirmed that wreck was very minor, and no one was hurt.

A press conference with Sheriff Alex Villanueva to discuss the single vehicle roll over traffic collision will go down at 3pm PST.

Fresh off an eventful weekend, Tiger – who has been recovering from his fifth back surgery – was in L.A. being tournament host of the Genesis Invitational at Rivera, where he presented the winning trophy. The golfer was set to film with Discovery-owned GOLFTV on Monday and Tuesday. Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith and former NBA star Dwayne Wade linked up with Tiger yesterday and they shared candid flicks of them while playing golf:

 

 

Oddly enough, this isn’t the first time Tiger has been involved in a car investigation. It’s his third. In 2009, Tiger was caught up in cheating drama with his wife that resulted in his SUV running over a fire hydrant and hitting a tree on Thanksgiving. That incident almost ruined his career, causing him to lose major corporate sponsorships. He ended up going to rehab and took a five-month hiatus from golf.

In 2017, the golfer reportedly fell asleep behind the wheel of a car parked awkwardly on the side of the road in Florida. Cops arrested and charged him with DUI. He made claims that he had an unexpected reaction to prescription drugs. In court, he pleaded guilty to reckless driving. He also checked himself into a rehab clinic to get help with prescription medication and a sleep disorder.

The last time Tiger played golf was back in December in the PNC Championship with his 11-year-old son, Charlie. After the tournament, he underwent his fifth surgery on his back (a microdiscectomy) and gave no indication when he would return to the game. Looks like he just got set back even further.

Prayers for a speedy recovery.

 

Photos: Ryan Kang/AP Photo/KABC-TV via AP

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