Tiger Woods suffered ‘a high energy fracture’ that makes his injuries ‘more difficult to heal,’ says orthopedic surgeon
Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Scott Boden broke down the scope of Tiger Woods’ injuries and what his recovery could look like on CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith,” following the golfer’s devastating crash on Tuesday morning.
“We know that because it was an open fracture, meaning that the bone penetrated the skin, at least temporarily, and that it was broken in multiple places, that this was a very high energy fracture, and that makes it a little bit more difficult to heal,” said the professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods is lucky to be alive after he crashed his sports utility vehicle on a steep, winding road in Palos Verdes, south of Los Angeles.
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