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Tiger Woods Released from Hospital to Continue Injury Recovery After Car Crash

Blake SchusterSenior Analyst IIMarch 17, 2021

Tiger Woods looks on during the trophy ceremony on the practice green after the final round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
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Golf legend Tiger Woods has been released from a Los Angeles hospital and is home in South Florida following a single-car crash on Feb. 23.

"Happy to report that I am back home and continuing my recovery. I am so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks," Woods said in a statement, per Golf Digest's Daniel Rapaport. "Thank you to the incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. You have all taken such great care of me and I cannot thank you enough. I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day."

The 45-year-old had open fractures to his tibia and fibula, requiring a rod insert for stabilization, among other injuries.

Woods was en route to film a celebrity coaching session with GolfTV at Rolling Hills Country Club after hosting the Genesis Invitational a few days earlier when his car rolled over on a winding stretch of road in Ranchos Palos Verdes, California.

First responders found the golfer conscious and transported him to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for emergency surgery. He was later transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for further procedures and care. Now three weeks later, Woods has been cleared to leave the hospital and return home to Florida to continue his rehabilitation.

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Just how long that could take is still unclear, and Woods' team has given no indication of if or when he'll appear in public next, to say little of any future on the PGA Tour.

Prior to the crash, Woods hadn't appeared in any tournaments since The Masters in November, where he finished tied for 38 as defending champion.

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