Tiger Woods car accident news: Injuries sustained from SUV crash, live updates on condition in Los Angeles

Tiger Woods was seriously injured and hospitalized following a single-car rollover crash on Tuesday in Southern California. He was on the West Coast to complete hosting duties Genesis Invitational on Sunday, a tournament sponsored by his foundation.

As the Woods situation unfolds, CBS Sports will be here with live updates. Here’s what we know so far.

  • Woods, 45, suffered significant injuries to his right leg, including “comminuted open fractures” to the lower leg and a shattered ankle. he was brought to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, the top trauma hospital in Southern California.
  • Woods completed a long surgical procedure Tuesday night and is currently “awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room,” according to his team.
  • It is unknown whether additional surgeries will be required for Woods. It was initially reported that he suffered injuries to both legs.
  • Woods’ injuries were not considered life threatening at the crash site. He was conscious, lucid and alert when paramedics arrived. His status was declared serious but stable. 
  • Woods was extricated from a sports-utility vehicle through the windshield. The front end of the SUV was gone, but airbags deployed and the cabin was relatively unharmed.
  • One Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department official deemed Woods “lucky to be alive,” crediting the vehicle (2021 Genesis SUV) and Woods’ decision to wear a seatbelt.
  • There was no evidence of driver impairment. Woods was the only person in the vehicle.
  • The SUV was reportedly traveling at a high speed when it crossed the center divider and rolled multiple times, a law enforcement source told the Times.

Woods has not played golf professionally since December 2020 when he underwent a fifth back surgery — this procedure a follow-up to the spinal fusion surgery he underwent in 2017. On Sunday, he was vague with Jim Nantz on CBS during the Genesis Invitational broadcast regarding when he would return to golf, saying he needed to be cleared by his medical people before moving forward.

Check out the live updates below for more on the 15-time major champion’s status following Tuesday’s car crash. 

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