Tiger Woods was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after the car accident he suffered on Tuesday that caused serious leg injuries, according to a statement issued Thursday night.
Dr. Anish Mahajan said Woods, 45, was removed from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, located about 18 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, “to continue orthopedic care and recovery.”
Woods was transferred Wednesday night, two sources told Ramona Shelburne. Cedars-Sinai is approximately 21 miles north of Harbos-UCLA.
On Tuesday, Mahajan said Woods suffered multiple “open fractures” in the lower part of his right leg and that a ring was placed in his tibia and screws and pins were inserted into his foot and ankle during emergency surgery.
Two sources told ESPN that Woods sustained an injury to a bone that connects the lower leg to the top of the foot and functions as a pivot for movement. Sources noted that the screws were placed in that area to help it heal and that if all goes well, they will allow normal movement.
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is a Level 1 trauma center, which means it is qualified to do detailed surgery and care for trauma injuries. Cedars-Sinai has the renowned Sports Medicine Institute that has cared for professional athletes and has a rehabilitation program for orthopedic and sports-related injuries.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Wednesday that the department will not press charges against Woods for the accident near the Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes border, about 30 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.
Villanueva said the department considered it an accident, which could, in that case, generate a misdemeanor.
“(Tiger) was not drunk. We can rule that out, ”Villanueva said.