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Tiger Woods has admitted that rehab is proving to be an “entirely different animal” following his horror car crash.
The 15-time major golf champion was hospitalised with multiple leg injuries following a car crash in Los Angeles last February.
It has seen the 45-year-old miss out on the Masters and PGA Open to aid his recovery after being discharged from Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in March.
And Woods, whose last championship win came in the 2019 edition of the Augusta-based tournament,
Speaking in his first interview since the crash to Golf Digest , Woods said: “This has been an entirely different animal.
“I understand more of the rehab processes because of my past injuries, but this was more painful than anything I have ever experienced."
While Woods was asked in the interview about the possibility of a return to the green, he answered by detailing his approach to the rehabilitation.
“My physical therapy has been keeping me busy,” the 45-year-old added.
“I do my routines every day and am focused on my No. 1 goal right now: walking on my own. Taking it one step at a time.”
Woods was on his way to the Rolling Hills Country Club on February 23 when he hit a curb and struck a tree at 7:12am local time.
Police arrived to find the 45-year-old being “lucid and calm”, he was immediately rushed to Harbour-UCLA Medical Centre for emergency surgery.
The Chief Medical Officer at the trauma centre issued an update on his injuries, revealing he sustained an open fracture in his lower leg as well as ankle and foot injuries.
Woods has since had an operation on his leg, with “rods, screws and pins” inserted into the tibia bone.
The golfing hero was snapped for the first time just over two months after the accident, standing on crutches with a boot on his right leg.
Accompanying the snap on his Instagram page, the 15-time major winner said: “My course is coming along faster than I am. But it’s nice to have a faithful rehab partner, man’s best friend.”
While Woods was pictured earlier this month with a cancer sufferer.
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