US golfer Tiger Woods was hospitalized Tuesday after a car accident that caused “major damage” to his vehicle, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
Woods, the sole inmate, was removed from the rubble by firefighters and paramedics and suffered “multiple leg injuries,” his agent said in a statement to the US media.
“He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and assistance,” said Mark Steinberg.
Woods was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident near Los Angeles. TV pictures showed the car on a piece of lawn off the road, the hood of which was badly damaged.
Woods, one of the most successful golfers of all time, has won 15 major golf championships.
He recently underwent his fifth back surgery and said he wasn’t sure he could play in the upcoming Masters, which he last won in 2019.
According to celebrity website TMZ, Woods, 45, was in the area for his annual Genesis Invitational golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club.
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