Tiger Woods has been discharged from the hospital and returns home to continue his recovery following the car crash that left him with significant injuries.
Woods, 45, needed surgery after suffering a fractured leg and shattered ankle in the crash that occurred last month.
In a statement shared on his Twitter page on Tuesday night, Tiger Woods said:
“Happy to report that I am back home and continuing my recovery. I am so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks.
Thank you to the incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. You have all taken such great care of me and I cannot thank you enough.
I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day.“
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) March 16, 2021
The 15-time major champion was involved in a single-vehicle collision Feb. 23 in Southern California on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.
Woods, who was recovering from back surgery at the time of his accident, was found unconscious and with his face and chin covered in blood at the scene.
Los Angeles police said there was no evidence Woods had been impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.
County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods survived “what would otherwise have been a fatal crash” because the interior of his vehicle had remained largely intact.