“My No. 1 goal at the moment: to walk alone“: Tiger Woods, seriously injured in the road three months ago, referred to his “painful“rehabilitation, without explaining a possible return to competition, in a brief interview with Golf Digest.
“My rehabilitation keeps me busy. I’m doing my routine exercises every day and I’m focusing on my # 1 goal right now: walking on my own. I take one step after another“Woods said in the very first short interview since the Feb. 23 accident in California that left him with several open fractures in his right leg.
Injuries “who have absolutely nothing to have“in terms of pain compared to what he may have suffered during his career, he who notably underwent five back operations including a perilous fusion of the lumbar vertebrae in 2017.
“I understand better what rehabilitation processes involve due to my past injuries, but this one is more painful than anything I have experienced“, he said.
He does not yet know if he will be able to play golf again
“I had so much support from people, it helped me a lot“, added the winner of 15 Grand Slam titles, who however refused to answer the question of whether he could play golf again.
On Tuesday, he reappeared posing with crutches, but without an orthopedic boot, replaced by compression tights on his right leg, alongside a cancer child in a photo posted on the latter’s Instagram account.
In early April, the police had established that the golfer was driving a “dangerous speed“, almost double the authorized limit, during his accident.
He had been operated on for a long time, in particular for multiple open fractures in his right leg which required him to insert a metal rod into the tibia and screws to consolidate the bones of the foot and ankle.
Last week, U.S. Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker said he hoped to see Tiger Woods recovered enough to serve as the captain’s assistant during the U.S.-Europe showdown at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin in September.