Tiger Woods crash – Star suffered multiple open leg fractures and is awake in hospital after horror 'high speed' smash

MEDICS have completed a lengthy operation on Tiger Woods after the golfing superstar suffered multiple open leg fractures in a car crash.

A rod and several screws and pins were inserted into the American's leg, which also suffered injuries to his foot and ankle.


Woods had been driving to a television shoot in Los Angeles when his 4×4 crashed into the verge of a highway.

No other cars were involved with the 45-year-old alone in his vehicle.

Dr. Anish Mahajan, the chief medical officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, confirmed the update in a statement released on Woods' Twitter on Wednesday morning.

It read: "Mr Woods suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery by Orthopaedic trauma specialists at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

"Comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilised by inserting a rod into the tibia.

"Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stabilised with a combination of screws and pins."

Woods had to be cut out of his Genesis GV80 by firefighters after being left stranded in the overturned vehicle.

Sheriff's deputy Carlos Gonzales, who was first on the scene, said Woods, still wearing his seatbelt, was "calm and lucid."

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