A foot and ankle specialist of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust in London has given golf superstar Tiger Woods less than a 50 per cent chance of playing the sport professionally again.
According to The Sun, foot and ankle specialist Dr.Nick Cullen has given Tiger a “less than a 50 per cent chance of playing professional golf again.”
Dr. Cullen, who works at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust in London, said there is a strong chance Woods may never play professionally again.
He told the Daily Telegraph: “It’s a very serious injury.
“It’s serious because the bone’s been broken in multiple levels and has broken through the skin. The break has gone into the ankle, so it affects the joints of the ankle as well.
“This would probably be classified as a limb-threatening injury. I don’t think you’d be talking about amputating this immediately but that’s the potential.”
According to the Deputy who was the first responder, he said Woods wasn’t ‘aware of how gravely he was injured’
Deputy Carlos Gonzalez, who arrived six minutes after the 911 call was made said: “I don’t think he was aware of how gravely he was injured at the time. It could be a mixture of adrenaline, it could’ve been shock,”
“Again it was very quick, the moment that I arrived from the moment that he rolled over, so I don’t know if he had time to fully assess his injuries.” he told The Today Show.
Woods is currently in hospital recovering from the incident after having serious surgery on his right leg and ankle after suffering multiple open fractures in the crash.
The chief medical officer of the hospital Woods is in said: “Open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the right tibia and fibula bones were stabilised”
The 45-year-old is now “awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room.”
The accident happened shortly after 7am Pacific Time in California with Woods behind the wheel, driving a car with no passengers.