Tiger Woods shares photo of himself on crutches amid recovery from crash

Tiger Woods. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI

April 24 (UPI) — Golf legend Tiger Woods on Friday posted a photo of himself on crutches with a walking boot on his right leg while at his backyard practice course in Jupiter, Fla.

The image, which Woods shared on Instagram, also features the 15-time major champion standing next to his dog, Bugs. The photo is the first of Woods since his involvement in a serious one-vehicle crash on Feb. 23 in Southern California.

“My course is coming along faster than I am,” Woods wrote. “But it’s nice to have a faithful rehab partner, man’s best friend.”

Woods sustained multiple injuries to his right leg and foot in the accident, which occurred while he was traveling to a corporate event.

The 45-year-old Woods was hospitalized for nearly a month before returning from Los Angeles to his South Florida home in mid-March.

Woods’ post Friday is the first update he has provided since March 16, when he announced his return to Florida.

Woods was traveling nearly twice the speed limit on a stretch of road known for crashes, according to a police report released two weeks ago. He was believed to be going more than 80 miles per hour and clipped a tree at 75 mph.

His SUV rolled several times, and the report said Woods failed to use his brakes. He was not cited in the crash.


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