From the Associated Press:
Tiger Woods had reconstructive surgery on his left knee
in Utah to repair a torn ligament, and doctors said it was “highly
unlikely” there would be any long-term effects.
It was the second time in 10 weeks Woods had surgery on his knee, this time on his anterior cruciate ligament.
“We were confident going into this surgery, and I am pleased with
the results,” Dr. Thomas D. Rosenberg said in a statement released by
IMG, Woods’ management company.
“There were no surprises during the procedure, and as we have said,
with the proper rehabilitation and training, it is highly unlikely that
Mr. Woods will have any long-term effects as it relates to his career.”
The surgery came one week after Woods went 91 holes at Torrey Pines
to win the U.S. Open in a playoff over Rocco Mediate, revealing later
that he also had a double stress fracture in his left tibia.
The surgery, performed by Rosenberg and Dr. Vernon J. Cooley in Park
City, was the fourth time Woods has had surgery on his left knee. He
had a benign tumor removed in 1994, and he had benign cysts removed in
2002, along with fluid around the ACL.