Professional golfer, Tiger Woods, has been transferred from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he underwent surgery after his Tuesday morning (Feb. 23) car crash, to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
According to the Chief Medical Officer at Harbor-UCLA, Dr. Anish Mahajan, Woods would continue to see “orthopedic care and recovery” at the new hospital, an official statement confirmed on Thursday (Feb. 25).
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“On behalf of our staff, it was an honor to provide orthopedic care trauma care to one of our generation’s greatest athletes,” Mahajan said. “Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is a teaching hospital and one of only five Level 1 Trauma Centers in Los Angeles County.”
Cedars-Sinai reports that they are also a level 1 trauma center, as stated on the hospital’s website.
On Tuesday morning, Woods was involved in a single-car rollover accident in the California suburb of Rancho Palos Verdes.
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Law enforcement officials reported that his car was traveling downhill when it hit a sign in the center divider, it then cut through a tree, and landed in the brush alongside the road with “major damage.”
First responders had to free Woods from his vehicle after it flipped over several times.
He was transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, he underwent an emergency surgery for “significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower extremity,” Dr. Mahajan shared in a statement posted on the athlete’s Twitter page Tuesday night.
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Woods suffered from “fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilized by inserting a rod into” the leg, Mahajan stated in the post.
He also suffered injuries in his foot and ankle that have been stabilized with “a combination of screws and pins.”
Woods was in town to host The Genesis Invitational during Feb 18.- 21, Genesis.com reports.