Barack Obama sends message to Tiger Woods after car crash
Legendary golfer Tiger Woods was involved in a severe car accident on Tuesday, promptly bringing about well wishes and prayers from seemingly every corner of the universe. Perhaps most notably, Woods received some kind words from former President of the United States, Barack Obama, who is no stranger to the sports world and, more specifically, professional golf.
Sending my prayers to @TigerWoods and his family tonight—here’s to a speedy recovery for the GOAT of golf. If we’ve learned anything over the years, it’s to never count Tiger out.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 24, 2021
It is also worth noting that although the 45-year-old Woods did sustain significant injuries, such injuries are not being considered to be life threatening.
“[Woods] was able to communicate, and he was conscious,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said during a press conference, via CNN.
However, according to Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby, both of Woods’ legs were injured in the crash while Deputy Carlos Gonzalez, who was the first responder at the scene on Tuesday morning, added that the superstar golfer “was not able to stand on his own power” when assistance originally arrived.
Recently undergoing back surgery, Tiger Woods has encountered his fair share of serious injury troubles over the year. The legendary athlete is certainly no stranger to going under the knife to repair damage to his body. With both of his legs being injured in the single-car crash, the extent and severity of the damage remains to be seen.
Whether or not the oft-injured PGA standout ever takes the course again could become a legitimate question in the coming days as this story continues to develop.