Tuesday morning brought with it some extremely frightening sports news as PGA golfer Tiger Woods was involved in a single-car rollover crash in the Los Angeles area neighborhood of Palos Verdes.
As of this morning, he is awake and recovering from emergency surgery that helped repair “significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower extremity,” according to a statement put out on his official Twitter account.
Dr. Anish Mahajan of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center also provided this update on the procedure in the aforementioned statement:
“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,” said Mahajan, the chief medical officer and interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA. “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.”
Later Tuesday evening, it was reported by ESPN Chargers beat writer Shelley Smith that Woods was on his way to meet up with quarterbacks Justin Herbert and Drew Brees in order to shoot for a new series where he provides golf instruction for various celebrities.
Most recently, actor David Spade and former NBA player Dwyane Wade were seen taking part in the series at Rolling Hills Country Club.
Tiger Woods was headed to play golf and a photo shoot with Drew Brees and Chargers QB Justin Herbert, according to ESPN's Shelley Smith.— Rod Walker (@RodWalkerNola) February 23, 2021
Woods, 45, is currently ranked 50th in the world and last played in an exhibition competition with his son, Charlie, this past December before having another back procedure.
We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery.
Now for today’s links.
Check out the latest segment of Takeout Tuesday (Chargers.com)
Chargers reinforce trenches in new Draft Wire mock (Chargers Wire)
PFF predicts the Chargers offensive line in 2021 (Chargers Wire)
Four free agents who could bring a winning culture to the Chargers (Bolt Beat)
Alex Smith says he wasn’t wanted in Washington (ESPN)
Dez Bryant wants to play two more seasons, but not with Ravens (ESPN)
Washington Football Team teased a new name in 2022 (Bleacher Report)
A new 2021 mock draft (CBS Sports)