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Tiger Woods is seen hobbling on crutches four months after horror car crash

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Tiger Woods has been pictured out for the first time since shattering his right leg in a horror car accident in California four months ago. 

In photographs exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com, the golfing legend, 45, was spotted hobbling along on crutches at a Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday. 

Woods was accompanied by his girlfriend, Erica Herman, who helped her injured beau after they touched down in the city on board a private jet.  

Woods is still wearing a compression stocking on his right leg, and seems to be in significant pain. On the tarmac, the sports icon struggled to get into a golf cart which subsequently whisked him to an inside terminal. 

Photos show that Woods is also not yet back behind the wheel. Herman was pictured driving the golfer in a black SUV as they later left the airport. 

Tiger Woods has been pictured out for the first time since shattering his right leg in a horror car accident in California four months ago
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Tiger Woods has been pictured out for the first time since shattering his right leg in a horror car accident in California four months ago

In photographs exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com, the golfing legend, 45, was spotted hobbling along on crutches at a Los Angeles airport on Tuesday

In photographs exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com, the golfing legend, 45, was spotted hobbling along on crutches at a Los Angeles airport on Tuesday

Woods is still wearing a compression stocking on his right leg, and seems to be in significant pain

Woods is still wearing a compression stocking on his right leg, and seems to be in significant pain

Woods was accompanied by his girlfriend, Erica Herman, who helped her injured beau after they touched down in the city on board a private jet

Woods was accompanied by his girlfriend, Erica Herman, who helped her injured beau after they touched down in the city on board a private jet

On the tarmac, the sports icon struggled to get into a golf cart which subsequently whisked him to an inside terminal

On the tarmac, the sports icon struggled to get into a golf cart which subsequently whisked him to an inside terminal

Woods appeared somewhat frail as he lumbered out of the golf car after it took him to a terminal

Woods appeared somewhat frail as he lumbered out of the golf car after it took him to a terminal 

Herman was quick to help her boyfriend as he struggled with his crutches

Herman was quick to help her boyfriend as he struggled with his crutches 

The golfer is still recovering after crashing an SUV in Los Angeles County on February 23 and shattering his right leg

The golfer is still recovering after crashing an SUV in Los Angeles County on February 23 and shattering his right leg

Woods was knocked unconscious and his right leg was shattered in the horror crash

Woods was knocked unconscious and his right leg was shattered in the horror crash

Woods sported a long goatee and kept his famous face largely concealed, thanks to the help of a white cap and dark sunglasses. 

He was seen walking with a minder who opened the car door for him before he was driven away by Herman. 

Although Woods has posted photographs to his Instagram since his horror accident, Tuesday’s outing was the first time he has been seen by paparazzi. 

It comes almost four months after his horror crash on February 23 during which he shattered his right leg. 

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, which saw Woods allegedly swerve across several lanes of oncoming traffic before rolling his Genesis SUV down a hill. 

Police estimate that Woods was driving as fast as 87mph in the 45mph zone that day. But despite his speed, and the fact that he struck a raised median, Woods is not being charged for reckless driving.

Stand by your man! Herman was happy to help her beau as he continues on the long road tot recovery

Stand by your man! Herman was happy to help her beau as he continues on the long road tot recovery

Woods sported a long goatee and kept his famous face largely concealed, thanks to the help of a white cap and dark sunglasses

Woods sported a long goatee and kept his famous face largely concealed, thanks to the help of a white cap and dark sunglasses

Woods was seen walking with a minder who later opened the car door for him

Woods was seen walking with a minder who later opened the car door for him 

Woods' girlfriend Erica Herman is pictured

Woods was seen hobbling along on crutches

Woods’ girlfriend Erica Herman drove the sports star away from the airport 

On the move: It was the first time in almost four months that Woods was seen in public

On the move: It was the first time in almost four months that Woods was seen in public 

Photos show that Woods is also not yet back behind the wheel. Herman was pictured driving the golfer in a black SUV as they later left the airport

Photos show that Woods is also not yet back behind the wheel. Herman was pictured driving the golfer in a black SUV as they later left the airport

Woods sported a long goatee and kept his famous face largely concealed, thanks to the help of a white cap and dark sunglasses

Woods sported a long goatee and kept his famous face largely concealed, thanks to the help of a white cap and dark sunglasses

According to police, there wasn’t enough evidence to charge Woods, who didn’t undergo sobriety testing, but is not believed to have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the early-morning crash.

‘Reckless driving, you have to have multiple violations in conjunction with one another,’ Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Captain James Powers told the media on April 7. ‘That did not exist here … and the speeding, there’s no independent witnesses regarding the speeding.’ 

Woods was knocked unconscious and suffered a gash to his jaw as well as ‘bruised right and left rib cage, fractured right tibia and fibula, possible right ankle injury,’ according to the crash report obtained by DailyMail.com.

First responders noted that they saw Woods sitting in the driver’s seat of the car with blood on his face and chin when they arrived. The legendary golfer was wearing his seatbelt and the airbag had deployed.

Woods was ‘responsive and was able to speak,’ a deputy noted in the report – but said he was ‘acting in a manner consistent with someone suffering from shock.’

He also cut the top-right side of his head, right eye and nose and right chin and jawline.

Woods told first responders that his right leg was ‘in a lot of pain,’ according to the crash report. When he was removed from the wreckage, first responders saw ‘he had an open fracture mid-shaft on his right leg below the knee.’

Officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department told investigators that Woods ‘was somewhat combative when they were trying to treat him on scene.’

Woods was taken by ambulance to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and was given morphine and Zofran for the pain. He later was transferred to Cedars Sinai hospital before he was allowed to return home last month. 

WOODS THOUGHT HE WAS IN FLORIDA – NOT CALIFORNIA – AFTER HIS LA COUNTY WRECK 

Tiger Woods wasn’t sure where he was when a sheriff’s deputy interviewed him after his one-car crash in February, according to a 22-page report obtained by USA Today.

Woods was in Los Angeles for The Genesis Invitational and promotional appearances but told the deputy that he thought he was in Florida, where he makes his permanent residence.

The report details the conversation between deputy Kyle Sullivan and Woods, which took place at the hospital as Woods was receiving stitches for an injury to his face.

‘I then asked (Woods) if he is able to tell me about what happened regarding the traffic collision,’ Sullivan wrote. Woods ‘told me he did not remember being involved in a traffic collision. (Woods) thought he was currently in the state of Florida.’

In this file photo a tow truck recovers the vehicle driven by golfer Tiger Woods in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on February 23, 2021, after a rollover accident

In this file photo a tow truck recovers the vehicle driven by golfer Tiger Woods in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on February 23, 2021, after a rollover accident

Police say Woods was travelling at high speed when he hit a raised central reservation, smashed through a wooden road sign, splintered a tree and then rolled his SUV off the wrong side of the road where it came to rest at the bottom of an embankment

Police say Woods was travelling at high speed when he hit a raised central reservation, smashed through a wooden road sign, splintered a tree and then rolled his SUV off the wrong side of the road where it came to rest at the bottom of an embankment

One of the pages of the 22-page police report describes how police found an empty pill bottle in a backpack in his car

One of the pages of the 22-page police report describes how police found an empty pill bottle in a backpack in his car 

The report also revealed that Woods’ blood pressure had fallen ‘too low to administer any type of pain medication’ in the immediate aftermath of the crash, which left the 82-time PGA Tour winner with serious injuries to his right leg.

It also confirmed that Woods was driving in a straight line when he should have attempted to navigate a curve while speeding on the morning of Feb. 23.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Wednesday at a press conference in downtown Los Angeles that there were no signs of impairment for Woods, who will not face any citations or charges for the crash on Feb. 23.

‘The primary cause or factor for this traffic collision was driving at a speed unsafe for the road conditions and inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway,’ Villanueva said.

Villanueva said Woods’ Genesis SUV was traveling an estimated 84 to 87 mph on a stretch of road that has a speed limit of 45 mph.

Woods, 45, struck a raised median, crossed through two oncoming lanes and uprooted a tree before rolling over in Rolling Hills Estates, just outside of Los Angeles.

‘Had (Woods) applied his brakes to reduce his speed or steered to correct the direction of travel, he would not have collided with the center median and the collision would not have occurred,’ said Sgt. Michael Downing, per the report.

Reuters