Kevin Pietersen has hailed Tiger Woods as one of many best sportsmen ever, as he despatched a message of help to the golf legend after his automotive accident.
The sporting icon is claimed to be ‘fortunate to be alive’ after he was concerned in a severe automotive crash in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Woods needed to be minimize from his car after hitting a curb, a tree and turning over a number of instances after crashing at high-speed.
The 45-year-old suffered main accidents, with a rod inserted in his proper leg throughout surgical procedure on an open fracture, whereas accidents to his foot and ankle have been stabilised with pins and screws.
The 15-time main champion is now recovering in hospital and is ‘awake’ and ‘responsive’.
Information of the accident despatched shockwaves by the world of sport, with legendary golf broadcaster Bob Bubka saying surviving the crash is ‘the most important accomplishment of Tiger’s profession’.
England cricket star Pietersen is a large golf fan, and he joined talkSPORT on Wednesday to ship his nicely needs to the sporting nice.
“Tiger Woods transcends sport,” KP advised the talkSPORT Breakfast.
“I stated to my spouse final night time, you’re seeing reside protection of a wreck of a automotive. What different sports activities individual on the earth would you see reside minute-by-minute protection like that?
“It was worldwide, world information, and that’s how large a sportsman he’s and the way nice he’s for the world of sport and simply sport usually.
“I noticed a man on CNN final night time speaking about an interview he did with Tiger ten years in the past, he requested him, ‘the place do you are feeling most snug, the place do you want being, what do you want doing?’
“Tiger stated, ‘mate, I’ve taken up diving, as a result of no one recognises me beneath the water’. The type of life he lives, persons are saying, ‘why didn’t he have a driver’, however generally you simply need to be by your self, and perhaps that was the time he might spend by himself.
“It’s nice information that he’s speaking, nice information.
“I simply hope we are able to see Tiger Woods swinging a golf membership once more.”
Golf reporter Bubka additionally joined Wednesday’s talkSPORT Breakfast to carry us the newest information on Woods’ situation.
Bubka has identified Woods for years and has reported in any respect 15 of his main wins, however he says surviving the crash is ‘the most important accomplishment’ of Woods’ trophy-laden profession.
“The final 12 hours have been completely unimaginable to cope with,” he stated.
“I’ve coated all 15 of Tiger’s majors and each one was a serious accomplishment, however I feel what he did this afternoon in surviving this crash might be by far his largest accomplishment of his profession.
“The information simply out will not be good; they stated they require screws and pins in his decrease proper leg, foot and ankle.
“The ankle was apparently severely crushed, and once you consider an ankle being crushed and you concentrate on the game of golf, that doesn’t add up.
“However the primary factor is he’s alive. He’s acquired two youngsters and it appears like, if he can’t be a golfer, he’s going to have the ability to proceed to be a father, and proper now that’s an important factor.
“He’s powerful and he’s going to need to be powerful. These accidents are so unhealthy for anyone, however for knowledgeable golfer, I can not even think about what he’s going by proper now.
“We’re simply all so grateful that he’s alive, he’s responsive, he’s come out of the operation, and that is the primary child step in direction of restoration.”