Four-time winner Rory McIlroy He said it better Ahead of the 2021 Masters: “Anytime Tiger Woods golf, the better.”

Unfortunately for his fellow golfers and fans on the PGA Tour, Woods will not be able to participate in this year’s Masters – or any other events for the foreseeable future – as he continues to recover from injuries he sustained in a car crash in February. His absence is sure to be felt in Augusta National.

“He said it’s kind of a start,” Justin Thomas said After talking to Woods. “He’s upset he’s not here playing rounds with us, and we hate that too.”

When will the biggest star in golf be ready to hit the links again? Well, he has a long road to recovery.

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Tiger Woods Recovery Update

Woods announced on March 16 that he was back home in Florida after undergoing surgery and treatment at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California. He did not offer a timetable for recovery, only noting that he was focusing on “getting stronger every day.”

His full statement:

I am happy to report that I am returning home and continuing my recovery. I am so grateful for the flowing support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks. Thanks to the wonderful surgeons, doctors, nurses, and staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. You have taken care of me so much and I cannot thank you enough. I will recover at home and work on getting stronger every day.

What are Tiger Woods injuries from a car accident?

Dr Anish Mahajan, Chief Medical Officer and interim CEO of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, described Woods’ injuries in A statement posted by Woods’ official Twitter account On February 24:

Mr. Woods suffered significant bone injuries to his lower right limb that were treated during emergency surgery by orthopedic specialists at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a Level 1 trauma center. Open, comminuted fractures affecting both the upper and lower parts of the body were immobilized. Tibia and fibula bones by inserting a rod into the tibia. Additional injuries to the foot and ankle bones were stabilized with a combination of screws and staples. Injury to the muscles and soft tissues of the leg requires surgical release of the muscle covering to relieve pressure from swelling.

What is an open, comminuted fracture?

A comminuted fracture occurs when a bone is present “Broken into pieces, which may require surgery to heal completely.” An open fracture, also known as a compound fracture, occurs when a bone fracture occurs Penetrated through the skin.

Dr. Joseph Patterson, orthopedic trauma surgeon at the Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, To the Associated Press There is a high risk of infection in patients with open fractures.

“Fabrics can be exposed to bacteria, dirt, and clothing,” Patterson said. “The results could be much worse if this tissue becomes infected.”

Washington soccer midfielder Alex Smith faced precisely that problem after suffering a complex fracture in his right leg in 2018. His recovery was complicated by a bacterial infection after the initial surgery. At one point, medical professionals spoke with Smith about the possibility of amputating his leg.

Ultimately, after several surgeries and a rigorous rehabilitation process, Smith was able to complete it The return of a ‘miracle’ To return to the field in 2020.

Will Tiger Woods play golf again?

Simply put, it is too early to tell if Woods will be able to re-join the PGA Tour in the future. Woods will likely be looking into several months of recovery time based on the information currently available, but it is difficult to formulate an accurate timeline.

“Can he come back from this? It’s not clear at this point,” said Dr. Robert Glater, an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He told USA Today. “We don’t know. But it will be a long rehabilitation period and it will be painful. We can assume that he will have bumps and twists and turns.

“It’s not really clear. But at least he has life now.”

The cause of Tiger Woods crash revealed

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters at a news conference on April 7 that the Woods crash was caused solely by the excessive speeding. Traffic lights will not be issued.

“The main cause of this traffic collision was driving at an unsafe speed for road conditions and the inability to handle the curve of the road,” Villanueva said.Via The Associated Press).

Villanueva said Woods was driving between 84 and 87 mph along a road with a top speed of 45 mph, crashing into a tree as he was walking 75 mph. There was no evidence that Woods attempted braking, and investigators believe Woods may have accidentally placed his foot on the throttle rather than the brake pedal. Authorities said there was no evidence of poor driving or distraction.

The current situation Posted from his Twitter account after the press conference, Woods said he was aware that the investigation was over.

In the past few days, I have received word from the Los Angeles County Police Department that their investigation regarding a traffic accident on February 23 in Los Angeles has been completed and closed. I am very grateful to all of the good Samaritans who came to help me and called 911. I am also grateful to the LASD Representatives and the Firefighter / Paramedics in Los Angeles, especially the Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff, Carlos Gonzales and LAFD Engine. 106 ambulance fire brigade Smith and Jimenez, to help me with great experience at the scene and take me safely to the hospital. I will continue to focus on my recovery and family, and I thank everyone for the great support and encouragement I have received during this very difficult time.