Tiger Woods has no memory of the horror crash that nearly killed him and could end his career, cops have revealed.
The legendary golfer was reportedly running extremely late to a meeting with Drew Brees and Justin Herbert for a televised golf lesson when he crashed early on Tuesday. He lost control of his SUV while traveling at high speed on a steep, winding road through a suburb of Los Angeles.
Although Woods was lucid after the horrific incident, but had “no recollection of the crash itself” when quizzed by investigators, the LA County Sheriff said last night. He also had no idea of the extent of his injuries following the devastating crash.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva told CNN the crash was “purely an accident”, adding: “He was not drunk.
“Definitely we can throw that one out. There was no evidence of any impairment. We don’t contemplate any charges whatsoever in this crash. This remains an accident.”
Sheriff’s Deputy Carlos Gonzalez added that the seat belt Woods was wearing may have saved his life.
He said: “I do think the fact that he was wearing a seat belt and that the vehicle safety features worked as designed by the manufacturer likely resulted in either reducing his injury or saving his life.”
Nick Cullen, a consultant foot and ankle specialist, told the Daily Telegraph that the injury was “very serious”.
He said: “It’s serious because the bone’s been broken in multiple levels and has broken through the skin. The break has gone into the ankle, so it affects the joints of the ankle as well. This would probably be classified as a limb-threatening injury. I don’t think you’d be talking about amputating this immediately but that’s the potential.
“In order for him to make a full recovery, he’d need to regain a near-normal range of movement in his ankle and in his foot.”
He added: “Very often, after the breaks of the bones here, even if the bones heal up, there’s quite a lot of damage to the muscles and the tissues.
“I would say he has less than a 50 per cent chance of playing professional golf again.”
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