Golf legend Tiger Woods was injured Tuesday morning in a traffic accident in California, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department.
The statement, which names Woods, indicates the golfer was involved in a “single vehicle roll-over traffic collision” and has since been extracted from the wreck and moved to a local hospital.
According to the statement, Woods was pulled out of the vehicle with the “jaws of life,” the tool used to cut metal in such emergencies.
Woods’s vehicle “sustained major damage” with aerial images captured by a local ABC affiliate.
Woods agent Mark Steinberg provided a statement to Golf Digest shortly after the crash.
“Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support.”