An orthopedic surgeon has called Tiger Woods’ recovery and quick return to golf “remarkable” and “impressive”.
Woods competed in the Masters tournament and finished 47th on Sunday.
In February 2021, Woods was injured in a horrific car accident after his car reached a speed of 85 miles per hour.
The athlete’s car overturned several times and he was trapped inside, sustaining multiple fractures to his tibia and fibula.
He was only just able to avoid an amputation of his right leg, the bones are now being stabilized with a rod.
“I’m very excited about how I’ve recovered,” Woods told reporters. “My team was fantastic.”
“To play competitive golf at all 14 months after his injuries – and then play at the Masters with the best of the best at such a high level and still hold his own – is just amazing,” said Dr. Kirk Campbell, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and sports health expert, told PEOPLE in an interview.
dr Campbell continued on the athlete’s impressive recovery:
“I think that’s quite a remarkable recovery and that just goes to show that as an athlete he has shown time and again that he has recovered from injuries that would take the average person out of competition, or for a very long period of time very much.” fast,” Campbell told the outlet.
The surgeon went on to describe Woods’ drive as “inspirational”.
“From an orthopedic point of view, it is a testament to modern medicine.
“From the fans’ perspective, it’s a testament to his drive and dedication. It’s quite inspiring.”
Not out of the woods yet
On the eve of this year’s Masters, video footage emerged showing the athlete limping across the massive 72-hole course.
Admitting that he feels like “Humpty Dumpty” after his numerous surgeries, Woods said, “I just want to move on.
“I’m lucky that the physical therapist and therapist and my team are pushing me and pushing that body and putting it back together.
“I’ve had great surgeons who put the body back together. Humpty Dumpty is glued and hopefully good enough.”
The golf star was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame last month and other golfers offered their support ahead of the Masters.
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