Timeline of Tiger Woods’ injuries
A chronology of Tiger Woods’ injuries:
June 7, 2011 – Decides not to play the U.S. Open because his
left knee and Achilles is not fully healed. It is the first time he
has missed the U.S. Open since 1994, after he graduated high
May 12, 2011 – Withdraws after nine holes at The Players
Championship after a 42, his worst 9-hole score at the TPC
Sawgrass. Woods had a noticeable limp over the final hour. ”The
knee acted up, and then the Achilles followed after that, and then
the calf started cramping up. Everything started getting tight,”
April 26, 2011 – Reveals he has a minor sprain of medial
collateral ligaments in left knee and minor strain of his left
Achilles, and he will miss the Wells Fargo Championship.
Dec. 11, 2010 – Has cortisone shot in his right ankle because of
lingering soreness in his Achilles.
May 9, 2010 – Withdraws on the seventh hole of the final round
at The Players Championship with what he fears is a bulging disk.
He later says it was inflammation of a joint in his neck. He
doesn’t miss a start, returning a month later at the Memorial.
December 2008 – Ruptures the Achilles’ tendon in his right
June 24, 2008 – Eight days after winning the U.S. Open at Torrey
Pines in a 19-hole playoff, has reconstructive surgery on the
anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and to repair cartilage
damage. He misses the rest of the 2008 season and is out for eight
June 2008 – Advised in the weeks before the U.S. Open that he
has two stress fractures of the left tibia and should expect to be
on crutches three weeks, out of golf for an additional three
April 15, 2008 – Two days after his runner-up finish at the
Masters, has athroscopic surgery on his left knee to repair
cartilage damage. Decides against repairing ligament to avoid
longer rehabilitation and to play the other three majors. Misses
Quail Hollow, The Players Championship and the Memorial.
July 2007 – Ruptures his anterior cruciate ligament in the left
knee when he took a misstep while running on a golf course. He wins
five of his last six tournaments he plays, including the PGA
Dec. 12, 2002 – Has surgery to remove fluid inside and around
the anterior cruciate ligament. Misses the season-opening Mercedes
Championship for the first time, and returns 10 weeks later to win
the Buick Invitational.
December 1994 – As a freshman at Stanford, has surgery to remove
two benign tumors and scar tissue in his left knee.