Tiger Woods is ‘awake’ after emergency op to insert rod in leg after crash

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Tiger Woods is awake and responsive after undergoing emergency surgery following a horrific car crash on Tuesday.

The golfing star was involved in a single-car accident at around 7am in LA.

His vehicle hit a curb, struck a tree, smashed through a sign and then rolled over several times on a hillside.

The car landed on its side and when police arrived Tiger was responsive.

Due to the nature of the crash, the golf legend was rushed to Harbour-UCLA Medical Center and underwent an emergency opertaion.

In an update, Anish Mahajan, Chief Medical Officer at the trauma centre, said the sportsman had significant injuries and a rod was inserted into his tibia bone.

The CEO said: "Mr Woods suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treating during emergency surgery."

He added: "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."

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