Woods undergoes minor surgery on knee
A season that began with Tiger Woods celebrating a fifth Masters title ended with a fifth surgery on his left knee.
This one wasn’t serious.
Woods said Tuesday on Twitter he had arthroscopic surgery last week to repair what he described as minor cartilage damage.
In a statement Woods released on social media, Dr. Vern Cooley said he looked at the rest of the knee and found no additional problems.
“I’m walking now and hope to resume practice in the next few weeks,” Woods said, adding that he looked forward to traveling to Japan in October for a planned Skins Game exhibition and the ZoZo Championship on Oct. 24-27.
Woods has a light schedule the rest of the year — Japan in late October, his Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas the first week of December and then the Presidents Cup in Australia. He’s the U.S. captain and could play as a captain’s pick. He won’t have to make that decision until a week after the Japan event.
Woods has dealt primarily with back issues the last six years. He had the first of four back surgeries in the spring of 2014, and the last one in 2017 to fuse his lower spine.
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