Nov 15, 2020; Augusta, Georgia, USA; Tiger Woods follows his shot from the first fairway during the final round of The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National GC. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, Tiger Woods was involved in a single car accident. The LA County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the news, noting that Woods needed to be removed from his car with the jaws of life and that he was taken to a hospital.

Local news outlets, broadcasting from above the scene, had images of Woods’ vehicle.

Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent, released a statement to Golf Digest about the accident.

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

Update: As per a sheriff department spokesman around 3:45 p.m. ET, Woods’ injuries are considered non-life threatening:

The PGA Tour also put out a statement:

Update: As per Daniel Miller and The Los Angeles Times around 7 p.m. ET, Woods’ injuries included a shattered ankle and two leg fractures:

Update: Tiger Woods’ camp has provided an update on his condition.

“We thank everyone for the overwhelming support and messages during this tough time.

As previously communicated, Tiger was involved in a single-car accident earlier this morning in California. He has undergone a long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle after being brought to the hospital.

‘Mr. Woods suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery by Orthopaedic trauma specialists at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center. Comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilized by inserting a rod into the tibia. Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stabilized with a combination of screws and pins. Trauma to the muscle and soft-tissue of the leg required surgical release of the covering of the muscles to relieve pressure due to swelling.’- Anish Mahajan, MD, Chief Medical Officer & Interim CEO of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

He is currently awake, responsive, and recovering in his hospital room. Thank you to the wonderful doctors and hospital staff at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and the Fire Department. Your support and assistance has been outstanding.

There are no further updates at this time and we continue to thank you for your well-wishes and privacy for him and his family. -TGR”

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