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Gary Lineker sends Tiger Woods message as golf star undergoes surgery after car accident

Tiger Woods rushed to hospital following car accident

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Gary Lineker has expressed his sympathy towards Tiger Woods after the legendary golf icon was involved in a serious car accident in Los Angeles. The 45-year-old has reportedly suffered multiple leg injuries and is said to be undergoing surgery.

 

The LA County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the news in a Twitter statement, revealing that Woods had been involved in a ‘single vehicle roll-over traffic collision’ and needed to be ‘extricated from the car’ by paramedics and firefighters.

Lineker has since delivered a message of goodwill, claiming that he is keeping Woods in his thoughts as the decorated golfer faces a tough period with doctors working on his extensive leg injuries.

“Thoughts are with @TigerWoods,” said the Match of the Day presenter on Twitter. “Hope it’s not as serious as appears.”

The crash happened at around 7.00am in Los Angeles, with Woods’ vehicle rolling a number of times before coming to a stop on its side.

The car, a Genesis GV80 loaned to him for the duration of his stay in Los Angeles where he hosted the PGA Genesis Invitational tournament, is said to be significantly damaged.

JUST IN: Tiger Woods rushed into surgery with ‘multiple leg injuries’

Woods hosted the event over the weekend before staying behind to film with GolfTV a number of other celebrities including actress Jada Pinkett Smith and former basketball star Dwayne Wade.

The five-time Masters champion was previously arrested four years ago on suspicion of driving under the influence near his Florida home.

Officials have not yet revealed the cause of Tuesday’s crash.

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