Tiger Woods described his rehabilitation from accidents sustained in a February automotive crash as essentially the most “painful” expertise of his profession and declined to touch upon his attainable return to the game, Golf Digest reported on Thursday.
In a quick interview on the journal’s web site, Woods stated he’s focusing on having the ability to stroll on his personal as he recovers from a number of fractures in his proper leg suffered within the crash in California three months in the past.
The previous world primary and 15-time main winner isn’t any stranger to rehab, having undergone a number of surgical procedures on his again and knee over time to be able to prolong his profession.
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Nonetheless the 45-year-old advised Golf Digest that his earlier stints in restoration paled compared to his current scenario.
“This has been a completely completely different animal,” Tiger Woods advised Golf Digest.
“I perceive extra of the rehab processes due to my previous accidents, however this was extra painful than something I’ve ever skilled.”
The report stated it was unclear whether or not Woods would require further procedures or whether or not he would have the ability to regain full power and mobility in his leg.
The journal stated Woods declined to remark when requested about his hopes of enjoying golf once more, responding that his fast precedence centered on strolling unassisted.
“My bodily remedy has been conserving me busy,” Tiger Woods was quoted as saying.
“I do my routines every single day and am centered on my No 1 objective proper now: strolling alone. Taking it one step at a time.”
A photograph of Woods posted on Instagram this week confirmed the golfer on crutches with a supportive stocking masking his proper leg, not carrying a protecting boot he had used earlier this yr.
Woods in the meantime stated he was grateful for the assist he had acquired from around the globe throughout his restoration.
“It’s been unimaginable,” Woods stated.
“I’ve had a lot assist from folks each inside and out of doors of golf which suggests a lot to me and has helped tremendously.”
Woods was within the technique of recovering from a surgical process on his again on the time of his crash in February.
Police discovered Woods was driving practically twice the authorized pace restrict when his SUV went uncontrolled and rolled a number of instances earlier than stopping.
Woods was hospitalised for weeks earlier than returning residence to Florida in March.
He underwent hours of surgical procedure to restore a shattered decrease proper leg and ankle, together with the insertion of a rod into his tibia and screws and pins getting used to stabilise his ankle.
Woods had undergone a sequence of again operations earlier than making a fairytale comeback that noticed him win the 2019 Masters for his first main title because the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines.