Golf superstar Tiger Woods has returned to his Florida home to continue recovering from serious injuries he sustained in a car crash last month, according to a statement on his social media.
“Happy to report that I am back home continuing my recovery … I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day,” he said in a Twitter statement posted Tuesday.
Woods was hurt early on Feb. 23 when the SUV he was driving on a downhill stretch of road struck a raised median in a coastal Los Angeles suburb, crossed into oncoming lanes and flipped several times. Authorities said he had to be pulled out through the windshield.
He had a lengthy surgery that day at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for shattered tibia and fibula bones of his lower right leg in multiple locations. Those were stabilized with a rod in his tibia. Additional injuries to the bones in his foot and ankle required screws and pins.
He was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for follow-up procedures.
Woods thanked the medical staff at both hospitals for taking care of him, and expressed his gratitude to the outpouring of support from his fans and the public.
Woods lives in Jupiter, Fla., where he is expected to remain as he completes his recovery.
Investigators have said there is no evidence that Woods was impaired at the time of the crash, which did not involve any other vehicles.
They have also said he will not face any charges as a result of the crash, yet the investigation is ongoing.
— With files from Reuters and the Associated Press