Tiger Woods has taken a big step forward in his recovery from injuries he sustained in a car crash in late February.
The veteran golfer posted a video on his Twitter account on Sunday morning of him swinging on golf balls. It was the first time since the Masters in November 2020 that golf enthusiasts had seen him on a course.
This progression seems to indicate that Woods may, in fact, have the chance to play golf competitively again. His return to sport was not guaranteed after the car accident.
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Woods, 45, has had a long road to recovery. He underwent back surgery for the fifth time at the end of December 2020 before being involved in the car accident two months later.
Woods sustained significant injuries to his lower right leg, including multiple fractures, including one that punctured the skin. Woods Twitter account took stock of his condition after the accident.
Mr. Woods sustained significant orthopedic injuries to his lower right limb which were treated in emergency surgery by orthopedic trauma specialists at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a Level 1 trauma center. Comminuted openings 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 muscles and soft tissues of the leg required surgical release of the covering of the muscles to relieve the pressure from the swelling.
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And Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, thought it would be a long way back for Woods – if he ever came back to class.
“Can he get back from this?” It’s not clear at this time, ”Glatter told USA Today. ” We do not know. But it’s going to be a long period of rehabilitation and it’s going to be painful. We can assume that it will go through bumps and twists.
“It’s really not clear. But at least he’s got life right now. “
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But now Woods is back on the course. And while his potential return to competitive action may not be near, he is “making progress at the very least,” as he noted in the post.
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