The sports world is sending their best wishes to the iconic Tiger Woods after hearing of his shocking car crash in Southern California on Tuesday, February 23.
As OK! recently reported, the L.A. County Sheriffs department confirmed that Woods had been involved in a "single vehicle roll-over traffic collision" and his vehicle sustained "major damage." The famed athlete, 45, was immediately rushed to the hospital after he was extricated from his car by the "jaws of life" tool.
His manager, Mark Steinberg, has since confirmed that Woods suffered "multiple leg injuries" and is "currently in surgery."
Following the heartbreaking news, athletes of all sports have taken to social media to send touching messages and tributes as well as hope for Woods' speedy recovery. Olympic skier and Woods' ex, Lindsey Vonn — who dated Woods for about three years before they called it off in 2015 — tweeted: “Praying for TW right now.”
Praying for TW right now 🙏🏻— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 23, 2021
Fellow pro golfer Justin Thomas said he was "sick to [his] stomach" after hearing of the incident. "It hurts to see ... one of my closest friends, you know, gets in an accident and I just hope he’s alright," he emotionally shared. "Just worried for his kids. I’m sure they’re struggling."
And Jada Pinkett Smith took to Twitter moments after news of Woods' accident went public. "Prayers up for the GOAT @TigerWoods who was in an accident this morning," she wrote. "Was just with him yesterday. Don’t take not even a MOMENT for granted! I know you’re good because your Tiger within is a beast!!!"
Scroll through to see the other members of the sports world who offered their thoughts and prayers to Woods.
Tiger Woods is my favorite athlete of all time. He's the athlete I talked the most about with my dad. My mom loves to talk about Tiger. Derrick Thomas is the greatest athlete I was close friends with. I hope Tiger is OK. Damn.— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) February 23, 2021
Hope Tiger Woods is okay 🙏🏾— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) February 23, 2021
So very sad to hear about Tiger Woods’ accident. I was able to preview a documentary recently about his golf career and wow, what an athlete. Hope he is OK. 🙏🏽— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) February 23, 2021