Speaking publicly for the primary time since a single-car accident three months in the past practically took his life, Tiger Woods is targeted not on a return to golf however on his restoration.
“This has been an entirely different animal,” Woods told Golf Digest’s Daniel Rappaport in an exclusive interview. “I understand more of the rehab processes because of my past injuries, but this was more painful than anything I have ever experienced.”
Woods sustained critical accidents to his proper leg, ankle and foot in an early morning crash within the Los Angeles space on February 23. He suffered “open” fractures in his tibia and fibula which required rapid surgical procedure at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, in accordance with a assertion issued by the hospital. He additionally had a rod inserted in his tibia and pins and screws positioned in his ankle and foot.
Woods, 45, has been rehabbing in his Florida residence for 2 months.
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“My physical therapy has been keeping me busy. I do my routines every day and am focused on my No. 1 goal right now: walking on my own. Taking it one step at a time,” Woods advised Golf Digest.
Woods has huge expertise in coping with recoveries. He has had 5 surgical procedures on his left knee and 5 surgical procedures on his again, together with spinal fusion in April of 2017. This previous December he had his fourth microdiscectomy surgical procedure.
In April, Woods posted a picture to Instagram of himself in his again yard sporting a strolling boot and on crutches, smiling subsequent to his canine, Bugs.
“It’s funny because in that photo, the crutches definitely make my shoulders look big,” Woods mentioned. “Maybe it’s the workouts, too. It’s been nice having the ability to still stay strong and work out my upper body.”
Earlier this week, one other picture of Woods posted by a Florida lady combating most cancers who met the 15-time main champion confirmed Woods with out his strolling boot and sporting a compression stocking on his proper leg.