Tiger Woods shares first picture since car crash as golf icon updates fans on recovery

Tiger Woods has shared the first image of his recovery following that dramatic car crash in February.

The golf legend, 45, was lucky to escape alive after a single-car accident in Los Angeles, which left him with multiple serious injuries.

Woods’ car hit a curb, a tree, and rolled over several times at high speed
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Investigators recently revealed the 15-time major winner was driving at twice the speed limit when he crashed, requiring urgent surgery on open fractures to his lower right leg and further injuries to his foot and ankle.

Two months on, Woods posted an image of himself standing on crutches in a leg brace alongside his dog, appearing to be in high spirits with a big smile on his face.

He wrote: “My course is coming along faster than I am.

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“But it’s nice to have a faithful rehab partner, man’s best friend.”

Woods returned to his Florida home in March after being released from an LA hospital.

Surgeons used a rod to fix open fractures to the tibia and fibula of his right leg, while pins and screws were required in his foot and ankle.

There has been speculation over the future of the 15-time major winner’s career, amid comparisons to fellow legend of the game Ben Hogan.

Many consider Woods the greatest golfer in history
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Hogan was told he would never walk again after a car accident in 1949 left him with a double pelvis fracture, a fractured collarbone and a fractured ankle, only to come back and win three US Open titles, two Masters titles and The Open Championship.

Asked about a possible comeback for Woods, orthopaedic surgeon Paul Culpan recently told talkSPORT: “The severity of his injuries are on the more complex of the spectrum and for certainly most high-end athletes this would be a career ending injury, in many cases.

“Is that the case for Tiger? I can’t possibly say. What we can say is it’s going to be a long road to recovery.”