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BRIEF: Will Tiger make it out of the (injury) woods?

Golfer Tiger Woods is said to be recovering after a pretty severe car crash this week. The New York Times reports that Woods lost control of the SUV he was driving on a “twisting and winding stretch” in Los Angeles, before hitting the pavement and a tree, and rolling several times. He sustained leg injuries that required him to undergo hours of surgery. That’s a big ouch! 

There’s speculation about whether Woods, who has won 15 major championships, will bounce back after this major injury. Woods has had multiple procedures in the past, including a spinal operation, which affected his performance recently. Doctors say it can take anything between a few months to over a year for Woods’s lower leg bones to grow together, and even longer for him to fully recover, but there’s no telling if he will be able to play golf again.  

This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 25 February 2021. Sign up to receive our weekly updates.