Tiger Woods, operated again

Jon Rahm was the great protagonist with his triumph at the Augusta Masters 2023, but another five-time major champion who adds a green jacket to the dressing room, Tiger Woods, He left during the third day when he was the red lantern in the classification of those who had made the cut. Officially the cause was plantar fasciitis and the image of the 47-year-old Californian limping forcefully went around the world.

The continuous discomfort in his right ankle, all related to the car accident in February 2021 that kept him hospitalized for several days at the Harbor UCLA hospital in Los Angeles and in which He suffered fractures to the tibia and fibula in his right leg, as well as injuries to the bones of his foot and ankle. For that reason, the Tiger He has gone through the operating room again to try to alleviate the pain as he has reported through his social networks.

“He underwent a subtalar arthrodesis (ankle fusion) procedure first thing in the morning to treat his post-traumatic arthritis following his talus fracture. This intervention was performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley at the HSS Sports Medicine Institute in New York. The doctor himself assures that the operation has been carried out successfully. Tiger is recovering and eager to start his rehabilitation ”, reads the note.

Woods does not set a date for his return, but assures that he “looks forward to starting his rehabilitation” and could miss all the majors that remain this year (PGA (May 18-21), US Open (June 15-18) and The Open Championship (July 20-23). The estimated recovery process for this type of intervention ranges between 8 and 12 weeks, so the winner of fifteen majors would initially have options to only reach the last one, the one previously known as the British Open, all without taking into account the rehabilitation time.

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