Tiger Woods Describes Pain of Injuries After Car Crash
FORGET any speculation about Tiger Woods playing golf again this year - the 15-time major champion has set his goal as being able to walk on his own as he continues his long and painful recovery from the multiple leg injuries he sustained in a car crash.
And he will not be drawn on whether he would be able to play competitive golf again.
In his first interview since his single vehicle accident near Los Angeles, Woods told Golf Digest: "My physical therapy keeps me busy. I do my routines every day. I'm taking it one step at a time."
Woods suffered comminuted open fractures to both his right tibia and fibula as well as multiple fractures in his right foot and ankle. The injuries required immediate surgery after the accident on February 23rd.
The 45-year-old had undergone five back surgeries as well as multiple procedures on his left knee but said that his current spell of rehabilitation is his most challenging yet.
"This has been an entirely different animal," he said. "I understand more of the rehab processes because of my past injuries, but this was more painful than anything I have ever experienced."
After missing the Masters in April, Woods posted a picture of himself on crutches with his right foot in a protective boot.
"It's funny because in that photo, the crutches definitely make my shoulders look big," he said. "Maybe it's the workouts, too. It's been nice having the ability to still stay strong and work out my upper body."
Woods expressed gratitude for the many messages of support he has received since the accident.
"It's been incredible," he said. "I have had so much support from people both inside and outside of golf which means so much to me and has helped tremendously."
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