Tibial Nail and Ankle Pining May See Tiger Woods Out Of Golf For 12 Months

There is good news today.  Tiger Woods could have suffered so much worse injuries than he did after his horror crash in Rolling Hills yesterday.
A broken right leg and injuries to his ankle are still serious, but thankfully not life threatening.  Career ending?  Well believe it or not I too suffered a quadruple tibia fibula injury and also have a metal rod or tibial nail in my leg so I have some experience of the recovery.
The nail and open fracture generally take six months to heal depending on the extent of the injury.  After that rehabbing the leg and ankle could take another six months.  Golf involves a lot of loading and pushing through the legs too and I still suffer constant bouts of pain and inflammation many years later. Every case is different. But it is possible to recover!
The biggest problem for a golfer with the tibial nailing is that it has to be inserted through the top which means a large incision below the knee cap which often goes through the patellar tendon.  Ongoing knee pain and inflammation when golfing is also a major concern.

OnWoods' Twitter account, Dr. Anish Mahajan of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center updated the famed golfer's condition, saying in part that he had multiple “open fractures” to his lower right leg, had a rod placed in his tibia, and screws and pins inserted in his foot and ankle during an emergency surgery.

“Comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilized by inserting a rod into the tibia,” said Mahajan, the chief medical officer and interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA. “Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stabilized with a combination of screws and pins. Trauma to the muscle and soft-tissue of the leg required surgical release of the covering of the muscles to relieve pressure due to swelling.”

Woods was on his way to film content for Golf Digest and GolfTV at either Rolling Hills Country Club or Riviera (according to TMZ).

PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan said:

We have been made aware of Tiger Woods' car accident today. We are awaiting further information when he comes out of surgery. On behalf of the PGA TOUR and our players, Tiger is in our prayers and will have our full support as he recovers.

Other tweets

Woods was pictured with the SUV last week.

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Published Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:30:00 +0000

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