Los Angeles – Superstar golfer Eldrick Tont Woods suffered significant injuries to his legs and was in a traumatic state after a single car collision.
Woods was hospitalized Tuesday, Feb 23 at Harbor UCLA medical center and was later diagnosed with “comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones,” according to chief medical officer Anish Mahajan. Mahajan later released details that Woods’ leg was fractured into more than two pieces and Woods’ injuries were stabilized with screws, pins, and rods.
CNN writer Terrence Moore stated Woods’ vehicle was discerned to have “crossed the median, went across two lanes of road, then hit a tree and landed on the driver’s side in the brush.”
Woods later released a statement that he had “no recollection” of the crash.
Body cam footage, surveillance, dash cam footage, and other recording of the accident were left unreleased to the public, according to CNN.
According to a press release by CNN’s Jill Matrin, Woods “the procedure was successful, and he is now recovering and in good spirits.
In a time when the sports world lost NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant, Woods’ survival was mainly left to chance and the fastidious work of the medical team at UCLA trauma center. Hank Aaron, MLB legend, hall of famer, and civil rights icon died at 86 on January 22, 2021.
Woods retains a record-tying 82 PGA tour victories, but understandably will not participate soon.
Woods is, and will always be, a icon for African-American pride and his revolutionary excellence in a non-contact sport. Based on a press release by CNN’s Terrence Moore, “He likely didn’t mean it this way, but it all started for me when he wore his red Nike shirt — as if to place racism in his sport on high alert.”
According to the same source, Woods “smoked his White competitors by 12 strokes to win the first of his five Masters tournaments at the same Augusta National Golf Club that didn’t allow Blacks to join its ranks until barely seven years before that.”
Woods grew up in a relatively ‘white’ world, and to say he was a leader for reform in this country was, by far, an understatement. He is appropriately known for creating the ‘Tiger Effect,’ a positive indoctrination of his effect on not only the Black community but for the sports world, explained by CNN.
In honor of Tiger Woods, golfers at the WGC-Workday Championship after the accident on Feb. 23, an element of the PGA tour, worn red to honor the career of the legendary Tiger Woods as his career hangs in the balance. Red shirts and black pants are the signature apparel worn by Woods in his seemingly classic playing days.
Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Thompson, and Cameron Champ were some of the many to represent Woods with his touted outfit.
Bryson DeChambeau, professional golfer and friend of Woods released a statement explaining, “A mentor, idol and role model to my career, there’s no one that could come out of this stronger. We’re glad you’re here. See you soon.”
Woods is, standard to belief, a living legend for Black America and regardless of his reputation tarnished by his decisions off the golf course, a role model for minorities as well as athletes around the world.
CNN writer Terrence Moore released a shocking statement, “He may never play competitive golf again. But he’s still ours.”