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Tiger in players’ thoughts as he recovers in hospital

Tiger in players’ thoughts as he recovers in hospital

Players have sent their support and best wishes to Tiger Woods as he recovers in hospital from multiple leg injuries he sustained in a single-car accident in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

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The 15-time Major champion has undergone surgery for “significant orthopaedic injuries” to his right leg and ankle following the accident.

A statement from Woods’ Twitter account from the TGR foundation team confirmed that he was responsive and recovering in hospital, and detailed his procedures.

 “As previously communicated, Tiger was involved in a single-car accident earlier (Tuesday) morning in California. He has undergone a long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle after being brought to the hospital.

“He's currently awake, responsive, and recovering in his hospital room. Thank you to the wonderful doctors and hospital staff at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department and the Fire Department. Your support and assistance has been outstanding.”

Jon Rahm and Tony Finau had been together on the grounds of the Concession Golf Club for the WGC-Workday Championship at the Concession when they heard the news.

Rahm said: “Just hoping out of a bad situation, the best possible outcome and I hope he can recover from it and we can see him on the golf course as early as possible. I know he underwent surgery early this year, so I hope he didn't damage anything he had done already.”

Finau added: “We all know he's a strong cookie physically, mentally, so if someone's going to get through this, he will and be back for the better, I'm sure.

“My thoughts and prayers, I'm sure as all the players, I can speak on their behalf, are with Tiger.”

Since then, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson have been among the players to share their thoughts.

"At this stage I think everyone should just be grateful that he's here, that he's alive, that his kids haven't lost their dad," McIlroy said. "That's the most important thing. Golf is so far from the equation right now, it's not even on the map at this point."

Johnson added: "Obviously it's a terrible situation, you never want anything bad to happen to people. Obviously hopefully hope for a speedy recovery."

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