Tiger Woods Undergoes a Knee Surgery, Will Return in October

Tiger Woods at Ryder Cup 2018
Tiger Woods at Ryder Cup 2018. Photo by James Marsh/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9904201cb)

It seems like Tiger Woods just can’t catch a break from injuries. After a serious of minor health issues in the past few months, Woods now had to undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee. According to Yahoo Sports, this is at least the fifth knee surgery that the 43-year-old golfer had so far.

Luckily for Woods, however, the procedure shouldn’t sideline him for an extended period of time, and he is expected to make a full recovery in time for PGA Tour tournament in Japan in October.

“I expect Tiger to make a full recovery. We did what was needed, and also examined the entire knee. There were no additional problems,” said Dr. Vern Cooley, who performed the procedure, in a statement shared on Wood’s official Twitter profile.

After struggling with back injuries for the past several years, Tiger Woods made a big comeback in 2019 when he won Masters Tournament. This was his first majors win in 11 years. Although it looked like he left injuries behind at the time, Woods soon found himself facing health issues again.

Woods dealt with back stiffness in recent months while suffering a neck strain that saw him being forced to miss the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He also pulled out of Northern Trust due to oblique strain.