Woods' woes shouldn't preclude more wins, docs say

Associated Press—June 20, 2008

Doctors who specialize in the type of injury that has sidelined Tiger Woods for the rest of the season are amazed at his winning performance in the U.S. Open in spite of the ruptured ligament. While a tear of the ACL is a significant injury, experts in the field aren’t sure Woods acted incorrectly in not getting reparative surgery right away.

"One could say he had a mixed result. He obviously made millions of dollars and had seven or eight more wins on tour. So it's hard to argue with his decision,” said Dr. Riley Williams of Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. "But ultimately — as I'm sure his doctor told him — that knee problem is going to win.”

Woods is expected to return to professional golf after six to nine months of recovery.

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