Tiger Woods reveals that he underwent successful knee surgery late last week and hopes to be back on the field by October.
According to Vern Cooley, the orthopedist who took charge of the surgery, the star underwent an arthroscopic procedure. In a tweet, she mentions that there were no additional problems that arose during the operation. Fortunately, she assures that the Woods would be back following a full recovery in a few weeks’ time.
After winning his 15th Grand Slam event last April, Tiger Woods was in and out of the competition. Apparently, a series of injuries and strains across his body figured in the absence of the Golf star. This caused him to not complete the BMW competition last April. However, the golf star expects to participate in the upcoming Zozo Tournament in Japan on October 24 to 27.
Based on previous reports, Tiger Woods’ knee has been his career’s bane. Apparently, the superstar has undergone no less than four surgeries on his knee since 2008. Likewise, Woods underwent successive back surgeries. These series of medical undertakings caused him to miss a number of tournaments and opportunities over the past 10 years. Accordingly, Tiger Woods was only able to return to competitive form this year. At least before the new surgery.
The Hall of Fame-bound superstar is also the highest-paid Pro Golfer in the world. Last year, Tiger Woods earned more than $ 40 Million in endorsements and winnings. He has won 15 Golf Majors and is currently seeking to top Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 once he returns to form.