Tiger is 'awake and responsive' after his surgery following the car accident yesterday morning, confirm the Woods family.

Tiger was rushed into surgery after sustaining multiple leg injures when he car crashed and rolled in California, but thankfully, it sounds like he is going to be okay.

Yesterday we reported the shocking news that he had been rushed into surgery following a single-vehicle traffic collision, and now we have more updates on how he is doing and what exactly happened...

Tiger's surgery

Sharing an update on the Tiger Woods Twitter page, a spokesman said he had "undergone a long surgical procedure oh his lower right leg and ankle after being brought to the hospital".

Anish Mahajan, chief medical officer at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, said he had “suffered significa orthopaedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery by trauma specialists.”

Explaining what happened in the procedure he added: “Comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilised by inserting a rod into the tibia.

“Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stabilised with a combination of screws and pins. Trauma to the muscle and soft tissue of the leg required surgical release of the covering of the muscles to relieve pressure due to swelling.”

The statement from Tiger's representative went on to deliver the good news that he is now "is currently awake, responsive, and recovering in his hospital room".

“Thank you to the wonderful doctors and hospital staff at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and the Fire Department," it read.

"Your support and assistance has been outstanding. There are no further updates at this time and we continue to thank you for your well-wishes and privacy for him and his family.”

What actually happened?

There has been little revealed about what actually to cause the crash.

However, LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told press that there was “no evidence of impairment”, before adding that the vehicle was going at “a greater speed than normal” in the 45mph zone.

Meanwhile Carlos Gonzalez, who was one of the first police officer's to arrive at the scene of the crash, added: “It’s very fortunate for Mr Woods to come out of this alive.”