On the road to recovery. Tiger Woods feels "lucky to be alive" after he suffered major injuries from his rollover car crash last month in Southern California.
“He’s very grateful the rescuers got there when they did,” an insider reported. “All of his friends and family members have been so supportive, he really couldn’t ask for more in that regard.”
And while it won't be easy for the 11-time PGA Player of the Year to bounce back from the multiple "open fractures" on his right leg, Woods is confident that he'll be back in no time. "This is the biggest challenge he’s ever faced, but if anyone can do this, it’s him," the source told Us Weekly. "Tiger is a born winner who will somehow find a way to beat the odds."
As OK! recently reported, Woods, 45, was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday, February 23, after he crashed his 2021 Genesis GV80 around 7 a.m. on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes. Shortly after his single-car crash made headlines, Woods' manager, Mark Steinberg, reported that Woods had suffered "multiple leg injuries."
Woods was later transferred from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center to the famous Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a renowned Sports Medicine Institute in Los Angeles.
One day after the crash, authorities from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said they saw no signs of impairment at the scene, OK! reported. “At the scene, we’re looking for evidence of intoxication like if there’s an odor of an alcoholic beverage or there’s an open container or prescription medication,” Sheriff’s Deputy Carlos Gonzalez explained.
"At this time we didn’t see any evidence of impairment and anything beyond that in terms of the medical toxicology, I wouldn’t be aware at this time," he added.
And while "the traffic collision investigation is still ongoing," forensic car accident experts speculate that "this is like a classic case of falling asleep behind the wheel, because the road curves and his vehicle goes straight," consultant Jonathan Cherney, who serves as an expert witness in court cases, said.
"It’s a drift off the road, almost like he was either unconscious, suffering from a medical episode or fell asleep and didn’t wake up until he was off the road and that’s where the brake application came in," Cherney added.