Two months after he suffered severe injuries in a California car crash, Tiger Woods is still on the path to recovery. In a new update revealed about the professional golfer on Friday, it was revealed that Woods 45, is maintaining a positive attitude as he now continues his recovery at home.
The new update came via a source who spoke exclusively with Us Weekly. Although few details were revealed about the golfer's recovery, the source said Woods "is in better spirits now than he was directly following the accident," which occurred on Tuesday, February 23 and resulted in a weeks-long hospital stay and surgery after he suffered numerous broken bones. Now "back at home" and "hopeful," according to the source, Woods has reportedly "seen progress in his recovery."
Woods was rushed to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in late February after the Genesis SUV he was driving crossed over a raised median and two oncoming lanes in the Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes area of California, with the vehicle hitting a curb and a tree before rolling over several times. The crash occurred at around 7 a.m. local time, and, according to a police report, was the result of Woods traveling "between 84 and 87 mph" in a 45 mph zone. Responding emergency personnel had to use an ax to smash the car's windshield and extract Woods, who was then taken to an area hospital after he suffered "significant" injuries in the crash.
According to Dr. Anish Mahajan, Chief Medical Officer and Interim CEO at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Woods "suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his lower extremity there were treated during emergency surgery." Mahajan at the time added, "comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilized by inserting a rod into the tibia." A police report further detailed his injuries, including "laceration to the lower front jaw, bruised right and left rib cage" and "open fracture, mid shaft on his right leg, below knee," among several others. He was eventually transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
In March, Woods broke his silence in a statement shared to his Twitter account, saying that he was "so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement" he had received. Woods also extended gratitude to "the incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses, and staff" who treated him. In that statement, the golfer also confirmed, "I am back home and continuing my recovery… I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day."