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Tiger Woods could leave hospital next week: Rory McIlroy

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Tiger Woods could finally be nearing the end of his hospital stay, according to Rory McIlroy.

Woods has been in the hospital since Feb. 23 after sustaining compound fractures in his leg from a single-car crash in Southern California, but McIlroy has stayed in touch with him.

“Hopefully if things go well over the next week or so, he might be able to get home and start recovery at home, which would be great for him,” McIlroy said Tuesday on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon. “See his kids, see his family. But yeah, he’s doing better. All of us are wishing him a speedy recovery at this point.”

Woods underwent emergency surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center on Feb. 23, having a rod inserted into his tibia and pins and screws in his foot and ankle. Three days later, he was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and underwent follow-up procedures.

In the meantime, the golf world has kept Woods on its mind — with a handful of golfers tipping their cap to the 15-time major champ by wearing red shirts last Sunday during the final round of the WCG-Workday Championship. Woods also stayed in touch with McIlroy this past weekend when McIlroy was in contention at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy shaking hands on Oct. 21, 2019.
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“He texted me some words of encouragement before the final round at Bay Hill on Sunday,” McIlroy said. “Things didn’t quite go to plan. He was the first one to text me and be like ‘What’s going on here?’ So even from the hospital bed, he’s still giving me some heat.”

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