American professional golfer, Tiger Woods is currently hospitalized after being involved in a single-car accident in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.
He was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he is recovering from major surgery on his right leg as he suffered “multiple” leg injuries, according to his agent, Mark Steinberg.
“He is currently in surgery,” Steinberg told Golf Digest, “and we thank you for your privacy and support.”
Woods, 45, was driving shortly after 7 a.m. PT in Rancho Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles, when the SUV he was using crossed a median and went across two lanes of road before hitting a curb, hitting a tree and landing on its side off the roadway in the brush.
A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was the first to arrive said he found Woods still in the driver’s seat, wearing his seatbelt, and that the golfer was able to tell him his name was Tiger.
The 15-time major champion was lucid and calm, but potentially in shock, and didn’t seem to be concerned with his injuries at the time, Deputy Carlos Gonzalez said.
Daryl Osby, the fire chief of the L.A. County Fire Department, later stated that despite the initial report, the jaws of life were not used, and that Woods was extracated through the front window. When he was taken by officials from the car, he was conscious.
Alex Villanueva of the L.A. Sheriff’s Department said that the was no evidence of impairment from Woods when officials reached the scene.