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On 2/27/2021 at 5:53 AM, Double Mocha Man said:

Earlier articles said he hit the median curb, plowed through a wooden "Welcome to Palos Verdes" sign on the median, then hit the curb across the Southbound lane.  Just missed a telephone pole, rolled, hit an 8" diameter tree... came to rest.

I know it's of no consequence, but how the hell can someone not get basic details which are not even part of speculation correct?

(Not saying it was DMM :-))

 

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32 minutes ago, Shorty said:

I know it's of no consequence, but how the hell can someone not get basic details which are not even part of speculation correct?

(Not saying it was DMM :-))

 

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Good catch Shorty.  I took my info from Google Maps, Streetview, of the crash site.  Of course, that pic is probably 5 years old and the sign was changed in the interim.  Who woulda guessed???

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Tiger Woods had "successful" follow-up procedures on his injuries Friday morning, according to a...

Talus break. Not good.

 

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6 minutes ago, iacas said:
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Tiger Woods had "successful" follow-up procedures on his injuries...

Talus break. Not good.

 

Yeah, being in orthopedic surgery, I was totally ok with the tibial rod, and I would’ve been fine with a femoral rod, but when they released that his ankle joint was involved and he had pins in the foot, prognosis for sports goes way down. 😩

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31 minutes ago, woodzie264 said:

Yeah, being in orthopedic surgery, I was totally ok with the tibial rod, and I would’ve been fine with a femoral rod, but when they released that his ankle joint was involved and he had pins in the foot, prognosis for sports goes way down. 😩

It was the ankle injury, not even knowing any of the details, which tempered my very modest optimism based on Alex Smith's similar leg injury.  

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10 hours ago, woodzie264 said:

Yeah, being in orthopedic surgery, I was totally ok with the tibial rod, and I would’ve been fine with a femoral rod, but when they released that his ankle joint was involved and he had pins in the foot, prognosis for sports goes way down. 😩

But it’s his right ankle that was injured, correct? If it was his left, wouldn’t it be more of an issue for a right handed golfer? Erik would know more than I.

I’ve had three surgeries on my left leg and tore ligaments/broke my left ankle twice. It’s taken a beating and I still feel the effects when I swing. I have chondromalacia in my right knee, and other than aching at times, it don’t feel any effects when I swing.

11 hours ago, iacas said:
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Tiger Woods had "successful" follow-up procedures on his injuries Friday morning, according to a...

Talus break. Not good.

 

 

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1 hour ago, boogielicious said:

But it’s his right ankle that was injured, correct? If it was his left, wouldn’t it be more of an issue for a right handed golfer? Erik would know more than I.

I’ve had three surgeries on my left leg and tore ligaments/broke my left ankle twice. It’s taken a beating and I still feel the effects when I swing. I have chondromalacia in my right knee, and other than aching at times, it don’t feel any effects when I swing.

 

So you’re right, had it been the left side that was involved, it would be even worse in my estimation. But, in my anecdotal experience, people that have any sort of intra-articular fracture of the talus tend to subsequently have disproportionately higher levels chronic problems with pain and function as compared to isolated medial/lateral or bimallelolar fractures. But we can certainly keep faith alive:

  1. That article doesn’t share the extent of injury to the talus or whether or not the fracture was involving the joint surface (it’s possible to have dorsal side avulsions off the talar head which are generally benign
  2. we are obviously all speculating as none of us have the crystal ball, and Tiger, while always aging like the rest of us, is clearly unlike us with his access to the very best of treatment options that most people would not have under standard health insurance benefit restrictions (example: most health insurance carriers won’t cover bone stimulators unless it’s been 90 days s/p injury, but I’d be surprised if Tiger isn’t going to be using them by week 2-3. When I was at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, we were using them on simple stress fractures as soon as it was definitely diagnosed as money was no object.)

Tiger is human, but in many ways, Tiger is superhuman...I mean only a tiny percentage of guys on Tour ever get a win, and of that subset, only a tiny percentage win a Major, and of that subset, only a few win a Masters; Tiger won a Masters at 43 (?) and after numerous surgeries...he’s still superhuman in my book. 

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11 minutes ago, turtleback said:

I suppose my Thursday tribute didn’t have the same effect 🙃

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