The former number one of the world has been struggling with hernias and back injuries for several years and now announced today that he has been under the knife for the fourth time to fight pain in his back and legs.
Tiger Woods won’t be playing golf again anytime soon.
Woods announced on his website Thursday that he has undergone yet another back surgery to alleviate pain in his back and leg.
“The surgery went well, and I’m optimistic this will relieve my back spasms and pain,” Woods said. “When healed, I look forward to getting back to a normal life, playing with my kids, competing in professional golf and living without the pain I have been battling so long.”
The surgery, which he revealed on TigerWoods.com, was described as successful, and patients typically can return to full activity in six months.
Woods, 41, says his goal is to continue to play professional golf and live without pain.
The surgery was done by Dr. Richard Guyer of the Center for Disc Replacement at the Texas Back Institute, according to the Woods’ website.
“After he recovers from surgery, he will gradually begin his rehabilitation until he is completely healed,” Guyer said. “Once that’s accomplished, his workouts will be geared to allowing him to return to competitive golf.