On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the athlete was involved in a single vehicle roll-over traffic collision that morning.
A prior statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Woods was removed from the vehicle using the “jaws of life.” However, Lieutenant Michael White tells E! News Woods was conscious when he was taken out of the car through the front window, and then rushed to a local hospital by ambulance.
Additionally, White said the golfer’s injuries are “non-life threatening,” and they don’t believe alcohol played a role in the crash at this time.
Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg gave an update on the golfer’s health, telling NBC News in a statement, “Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support.”
A day earlier, Woods participated in a two-day content shoot with Golf Digest/GOLFTV, according to Golf Digest. This event was attended by numerous celebrities, including Jada Pinkett Smith, Dwyane Wade and David Spade.