Los Angeles (CNN) Even after his emergency surgery, the path to recovery is long and uncertain for golf legend Tiger Woods , following his car accident in California. "He is still in that acute phase where they may still have a lot of work to do in the present, in moments, in days to come," Dr. Jeremy Faust, emergency physician Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, told CNN on Wednesday. "It's unclear to me whether he will be going back to the operating room or not." The 45-year-old was driving Tuesday in Rancho Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles, shortly after 7 a.m. PT when his SUV crossed a median and veered across two lanes of road before hitting a curb, hitting a tree and landing on its side in the brush, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Tuesday. What exactly are Tiger Woods' injuries? And what might they mean for his future? Woods sustained injuries to his leg that required a rod, screws, pins and a surgical release of the … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods has a long, uncertain road ahead after car crash, emergency doctor says
(CNN) Tiger Woods' rollover car crash led to serious leg injuries and a flurry of medical terms most people aren't familiar with. The 45-year-old golf legend was rushed to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center on Tuesday after the wreck. The hospital's chief medical officer described his injuries and immediate treatment in a statement posted to Woods' Twitter account : Tiger Woods is recovering from major surgery after a high-speed car crash "Mr. Woods suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his lower right extremity that were treated during emergency surgery," Dr. Anish Mahajan said. "Comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilized by inserting a rod into the tibia. Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stabilized with a combination of screws and pins. "Trauma to the muscle and soft tissue of the leg required surgical release of the covering of the muscles to … [Read more...] about What exactly are Tiger Woods’ injuries? And what might they mean for his future?