It has been three months since Tiger Woods was in a serious car accident in Los Angeles that nearly cost him his life.
His road back to full recovery has been a long one, as would be expected, and for now, he’s not speaking about his future in the sport of golf. But he did speak about what the months since his injury have been like in an article from Golf Digest.
Woods told Golf Digest that coming back from the injuries sustained in the crash has been “an entirely different animal.”
“I understand more of the rehab processes because of my past injuries, but this was more painful than anything I have ever experienced.”
Back on April 7, the LA County Sheriff’s Department told reporters after Woods’ Feb. 23 crash that he had been speeding and that he was traveling too fast to make the turn on the road. The car rolled over and crashed into a tree.
Woods sustained a shattered ankle and two leg fractures, including a compound fracture in his right leg.
Woods told Golf Digest that during his recovery, his rehab has focused on strengthening his right leg. The article said that even after immediate surgeries at the time of the crash, it is still not clear if he will need additional procedures or if he will be back to full strength in his leg.
Having undergone five back surgeries and several knee surgeries, Woods said he is familiar with the rehab process and that for now, he is just taking everything “one step at a time.”
“My physical therapy has been keeping me busy,” Woods told Golf Digest. “I do my routines every day and am focused on my No. 1 goal right now: walking on my own.”