Legendary golfer Tiger Woods underwent surgery after he was injured during a traffic accident Tuesday morning in Los Angeles County, according to his agent.
Woods "suffered multiple leg injuries," his agent, Mark Steinberg, said in a statement to NPR.
The 45-year-old golfer was driving alone near Rancho Palos Verdes when his Genesis GV80 flipped over at 7.12am.
Firefighters had to use a device known as the 'jaws of life' to break open the car and rescue him.
He was then taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center - the nearest hospital - where he is now undergoing surgery to correct 'multiple injuries' on his legs, his agent Mark Steinberg said in a statement shortly after the crash.
'Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries.
'He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support,' Steinberg said.
Sources close to the golfer told DailyMail.com his injuries include a compound fracture and shattered ankle in one leg. He is undergoing surgery to put the pieces of his ankle back together, the source added.