American golfer Tiger Woods underwent surgery and begins his recovery after being in a car accident in Rancho Palos Verdes’s city (USA, California). It was reported on the athlete’s Twitter page.

The accident occurred on Tuesday. The golfer sustained serious injuries to his right leg, including open fractures. He underwent lengthy surgery on the lower right leg and ankle. In particular, a metal rod was installed in the area of ​​the tibia of Woods.

At the moment, Woods is conscious after surgery, talking to others and undergoing recovery in his hospital room.

Woods, 45, spent a record 683 weeks at the top of the world rankings with 15 Grand Slam victories. In recent years, Woods has undergone several spinal surgeries and has also had problems with substance abuse.