Is Tiger Woods' surgery more serious than reported?
What’s the deal with Tiger Woods‘ knee? First, we hear that the operation was so mild and successful he didn’t need a crutch afterward.
Now, we hear he needs more rest – about nine weeks’ worth in all.
Is there something they’re not telling us?
The knee surgery was Woods’ third. In 2002, he had cysts removed and fluid drained from around his left knee’s anterior cruciate. A fairly mild operation, but anyone who knows anything about knee injuries knows a faulty anterior cruciate – the weal link in one of the more susceptible joints of the human body – has felled many an athlete.
This was the same knee that, in 1994, had a benign tumor removed.
And now arthroscopic surgery, in which cartilage damage was found. A “scope” is fairly routine, but this recovery period certainly is taking longer than many anticipated.
The left knee is the knee that “plants” the swing. Woods puts an ungodly amount of torque into his swing.
Maybe they’re just being overly-cautious, but it would not surprise me if the injury is more serious than the Woods camp is letting on.
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Good call on this one, Old MacDonald. There's always more than meets the eye with Tiger. It's interesting that he didn't elect off-season surgery; must have really thought he could win that grand slam.
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