Tiger Woods Transferred to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles

tiger woods update

Tiger Woods’ long and winding road to recovery is full of uncertainty.

Two days after sustaining serious leg injuries in a single-vehicle accident, Tiger Woods has been transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical in Los Angeles. He had been receiving care at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance California.

A spokesperson issued  a statement detailing the nature of his injuries and the decision to  transfer Tiger to Cedars-Sinai is about 20 miles north of Harbor-UCLA “for continuing orthopedic care and recovery,”

The 45-year-old was driving Tuesday in Rancho Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles, shortly after 7 a.m. PT when his SUV crossed a median and veered across two lanes of road before hitting a curb, hitting a tree and landing on its side in the brush.

He underwent hours of extensive  emergency surgery to repair extensive injuries to his leg which required a rod, screws, pins and a surgical release of the muscle covering.

1994 Two benign tumors and scar tissue are removed from his left knee. Woods turned 20 at the end of the month.

2002 Woods has surgery in December to remove fluid inside and outside the ACL and to remove benign cysts from his left knee. He missed a few weeks of competition to start 2003, then won three of his first four events after returning from surgery.

2007 In August, Woods ruptures the ACL in his left knee while running on a golf course at the British Open, but he is able to continue playing in the following weeks and won five of the last six tournaments which he played that season, including the PGA Championship.

Tiger Woods Compound Leg Fracture and Shattered Ankle

2008 In April after the Masters, Woods has surgery on his left knee to repair cartilage damage.

In May, doctors tell him he has two stress fractures in his left tibia.

In June, he wins the U.S. Open on the injured leg – showing noticeable pain – before undergoing surgery to repair his left ACL using a tendon from his right thigh. He then misses eight months of competition.

In December, Tiger injured his right Achilles tendon while jogging. He plays the 2009 season in frequent pain from the continuous injury. Read more


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