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  • we welcome you to SportsCenter.

  • I'm Scott Van Pelt, and we're with you for the next hour.

  • Tiger Woods, who sustained serious but non life threatening injuries, underwent surgery at Harbor U C L A medical Center after a single vehicle crash in Los Angeles, Los Angeles suburb.

  • I should say, on Tuesday morning, sources told ESPN that would sustained injuries to both lower legs.

  • According to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the crash required Tiger to be extricated from his heavily damaged vehicle.

  • Deputy Carlos Gonzalez was the first to arrive to the scene of the accident.

  • When I arrived on scene, Mr Woods was sitting in the driver's seat.

  • I made contact with him and I ensured that he was able to speak to me.

  • Um, at that time he seemed that as as though he was still calm and lucid, I made the determination that would be safer to wait for L.

  • A County fire to help remove him instead of trying to remove it myself.

  • Um, I kept Mr Woods calm until L.

  • A county fire arrived on scene.

  • What did you do to keep him calm?

  • Deputy?

  • I spoke to him, you know, as conversation can you share with us, please?

  • I asked him what his name was.

  • Hey told me his name was Tiger.

  • At that moment, I immediately recognized him.

  • Um, I asked him if he knew where he was.

  • Um what time of day?

  • Just to make sure he was oriented.

  • Hey.

  • Seemed as though he was lucid and, uh, and calm in my experience as a deputy who is traffic trained and worked traffic car.

  • I've seen many collisions.

  • The nature of his vehicle, the fact that he was wearing a seat belt, I would say that greatly increased the likelihood that it saved his life.

  • Is this the worst accident you've seen on that stretch?

  • I will say no, because I've been doing this for a while and I've seen fatal traffic collisions.

  • So I will say that it's very fortunate that Mr Woods, um, was able Thio come out of this alive.

  • Lindsay Theory joins us now live out.

  • Say they harbor U C L.

  • A medical center in Los Angeles and Lindsay the update.

  • Everyone is curious about his tigers condition.

  • What can you tell us, Scott?

  • Sources familiar with Tiger Woods medical condition tell ESPN that he has suffered serious injuries to both of his lower legs.

  • In one leg, Woods has a shattered ankle in the other leg.

  • He has a compound fracture of both the tibia and fibula now, also of serious concern.

  • Our vascular in issues regarding these injuries now Woods was in surgery all day today at Harbor U C L.

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  • The goal for doctors was to stabilize these injuries, including orthopedic and vascular issues.

  • As for what's next for Woods, sources say that this will be a very long road to recovery that will include multiple surgeries.

  • But again, the goal today was to stabilize the injuries in both of his legs.

  • Well is you're able to answer a lot of the questions we had.

  • I think all day you wanted to hear from the police, and we got that update.

  • Is there any sense of when the doctors may provide some more details about the scope of the work that went on because obviously, was extensive?

  • Yeah, absolutely.

  • Scott, we did hear from the Sheriff's department today, but as of right now, there is no timeline that has been provided by medical professionals as to when they will provide an update about Tiger Woods.

  • Well, you just have and we we will wait and find out.

  • MAWR as the situation continues to develop throughout the night and through the coming days.

  • Lindsay Theory with Us Live in Los Angeles Thank you.

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