Tiger Woods will miss the rest of the PGA Tour season due to an ACL surgery that is needed on his left knee.
Tiger underwent arthroscopic surgery on April 15th, after placing 2nd at The Masters. According to Tiger Woods’ website, a double stress fracture of his left tibia was found in May, right before the Memorial Tournament. He was hoping the arthroscopic surgery would allow him to compete through the rest of the season, and was planning on having the ACL surgery once the season was over. After playing 91 holes over five days and winning his 14th major at Torrey Pines this past weekend, clearly it took its toll. He was asked Monday if he thought playing in the U.S. Open did more damage to his knee to which he only said, “Maybe.”
“While I am obviously disappointed to have to miss the remainder of the season, I have to do the right thing for my long-term health and look forward to returning to competitive golf when my doctors agree that my knee is sufficiently healthy. I would like to thank my fans and partners for their continual support and can assure everyone that I will be as dedicated to rehabilitating my knee as I am in all other aspects of my career.”
This is Tiger’s third surgery on his left knee in the last five years, but his prognosis is good. Doctors remain positive that he will fully recover.
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