Tiger Woods has shared the first image of himself since his dramatic car crash in February, revealing the extent of his injuries.
The US golf great was involved in a high-speed road accident in California in February when his vehicle hit a tree. He had to be cut from the wreckage, taken to hospital and where it was found the 45-year-old had shattered the tibia and fibula bones in his right leg in multiple places.
Woods since had several surgeries on that lower right leg, foot and ankle. And he's now shared his first post-accident picture on Instagram - on crutches with his lower leg and foot in a protective boot.
The 15-time major winner is standing on his golf course with his dog, Bugs, and at least has a smile on his face.
"My course is coming along faster than I am," joked the Nike athlete. "But it's nice to have a faithful rehab partner, man's best friend."
Understandably, there has been no word on if and when Woods will return to the game of golf. The former world No 1 has had a metal rod inserted into his lower leg, as well as screws and pins inserted to the bones in his foot.
No other vehicle was involved in the February accident, but there are reports that Woods had been driving at well over the 45mph speed limit, according to the Mirror.
Woods' car apparently struck a central reservation and travelled across two lanes, before hitting a tree at speeds believed to be around 75mph.
While this is the first image Woods has shared of himself on social media post-accident, he did release a statement in March.
"In the last few days, I received word from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department that their investigation regarding my traffic accident back on February 23 in Los Angeles has been completed and closed," it read.
"I am so grateful to both of the good samaritans who came to assist me and called 911.
"I am also thankful to the LASD deputies and LA firefighter/paramedics, especially LA sheriff's Deputy Carlos Gonzalez and LAFD Engine Co #106 fire paramedics Smith and Gimenez, for helping me so expertly at the scene and getting me safely to the hospital.
"I will continue to focus on my recovery and family and thank everyone for the overwhelming support and encouragement I've received throughout this very difficult time."
All imagery: PA Images/Instagram @tigerwoods
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