Tiger Woods is undergoing rehabilitation after sustaining serious leg injuries in a car crash in Southern California three months ago, according to the athlete’s first interview since the traumatic event with Golf summary.
âIt was a whole different animal,â Woods told the outlet. of his injuries. âI understand the rehabilitation process better because of my past injuries, but it has been more painful than anything I have ever experienced.
Woods’s main focus is on regaining strength in his right leg, which suffered most of his injuries after losing control of his car. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported that the golfer was accelerating before crossing on the wrong side of Hawthorne Avenue, where he struck a tree on the side of the road. Authorities confirmed that there was no sign that Woods was impaired at the time of the collision and they did not press charges.
Doctors at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center found comminuted open fractures of the tibia and fibula in Woods’ right leg, both of which received immediate surgery. The athlete was then transferred to Cedars Sinai before he could continue his rehab from his South Florida home in mid-March.
âMy physiotherapy kept me busy,â he says. âI’m doing my routines every day and I’m focused on my # 1 goal right now: walking alone. Take one step at a time. ”
Woods knows all too well the practices of rehabilitation after injury. Between five knee surgeries and five back procedures – the most recent of which left doubts over Woods’ ability to return for the Masters – the golfer has seen his fair share of long-term recoveries.
Woods declined to answer a question regarding his hopes of playing golf again.
In other golf news, the PGA Tour has created a US $ 40 million player impact program that will connect with the biggest names in golf and pay out bonuses based on their popularity.