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.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 23, 2021
Local news outlets, broadcasting from above the scene, had images of Woods’ vehicle.
PIC: Picture of Tiger Woods' vehicle via live feed from the NBC in Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/ckWoKiLnqj
— Austin Kellerman (@AustinKellerman) February 23, 2021
Tiger Woods car pic.twitter.com/dgqouY6GJX
— Sons of Johnnie LeMaster (@SonsofJohnnieLe) February 23, 2021
— Steven Bognar (@Bogs4NY) February 23, 2021
Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent, released a statement to Golf Digest about the accident.
Story updated with statement from Woods' agent Mark Steinberg:
"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."https://t.co/z7kdbXOmLZ
— Daniel Rapaport (@Daniel_Rapaport) February 23, 2021
“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:
Tiger Woods has non-life threatening injuries per Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept. Lt. Michael White. https://t.co/E2iivMydOC
— 12 SPORTS (@12SportsAZ) February 23, 2021
The PGA Tour also put out a statement:
PGA TOUR Statement on Tiger Woods pic.twitter.com/Drmrvw04zI
— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) February 23, 2021
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:
Latest on Tiger Woods: His injuries included a shattered ankle and two leg fractures, one of which was compound, according to a source familiar with his treatment. "Lucky to be alive," the L.A. County sheriff says. From @latimes team covering the crash: https://t.co/3sZTsNMmML
— Daniel Miller (@DanielNMiller) February 23, 2021
Update: Tiger Woods’ camp has provided an update on his condition.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) February 24, 2021
“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”