Tiger Woods is in “good spirits” as he continues to be treated in hospital following a serious car accident in Los Angeles.
A statement posted on the legendary golfer’s Twitter account said he received successful “follow-up procedures” to treat his injuries on Friday.
“Tiger and his family all want to thank you for the wonderful support and messages they have received over the past few days,” the update added.
Woods was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Thursday in the next stage of his recovery.
The 45-year-old’s open fractures of the tibia and fibula – and other injuries to his foot and ankle – had been stabilized during surgery with the insertion of a rod, screws and pins.
But the severity of his injuries, coupled with the fact that he was already sidelined after a fifth back surgery, signifies his career as a professional golfer. is now in play.
Investigators said Woods survived “what would otherwise have been a fatal crash” Tuesday morning because the interior of his vehicle remained largely intact.
His car hit a sidewalk and then a tree before rolling over several times. No other car was involved, but Woods was to be cut off from the vehicle.
On Wednesday, detectives confirmed they “saw no evidence of impairment” when they arrived at the scene – adding that the crash was “purely an accident”.
Woods is considered one of the greatest golfers of his generation and is a 15-time big winner. He made a dramatic comeback after an 11-year drought to win the Masters in 2019.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff has said Woods will not face criminal charges for the appalling accident.