Tiger Woods has returned home to Florida to continue his recovery from a horrific crash near Los Angeles three weeks ago that left the champion golfer with multiple open fractures.
Woods confirmed that he was heading home in a statement posted to his personal Twitter account. “Happy to report that I am back home and continuing my recovery. I am so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks.”
The statement added: “Thank you to the incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. You have all taken such great care of me and I cannot thank you enough. “I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day.”
Woods was hurt Feb. 23 when the SUV he was driving on a downhill stretch crossed into oncoming lanes and flipped several times. After undergoing surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center following the crash, Woods was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for “continuing orthopedic care and recovery.”
The 15-time major winner suffered multiple “open fractures” and had a “long surgical procedure” on his lower right leg and ankle.