Tiger Woods is said to be “in good spirits” and recovering, after “follow-up procedures” on his injured right leg on Friday morning, according to a statement released on Twitter.
Following comprehensive emergency surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Woods was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday evening, per ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.
The golf star will remain at the renowned L.A. medical facility as part of his post-op “orthopedic care and recovery,” according to Dr. Anish Mahajan.
ESPN’s Marty Smith reported that Woods’ initial recovery period will focus on his comfort and well being, while continually cleaning and monitoring his open wounds to avoid any kind of infection.
Woods, 45, sustained serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Tuesday morning, and reportedly suffered multiple “open fractures” (bone through skin) to his lower right leg which required a rod inserted in his tibia. He also needed screws and pins implanted to stabilize his ankle and foot.
“Tiger and his family want to thank you all for the wonderful support and messages they have received over the past few days,” according to the statement.
“We will not have any further updates at this time. Thank you for your continued privacy.”
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) February 27, 2021