Mahajan said Woods’ right tibia and fibula, the two long bones directly under the knee, were fractured in more than two pieces.
In his Tuesday social media post, Woods thanked the hospital staff.
“Thank you to the incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. You have all taken such great care of me and I cannot thank you enough,” Woods wrote.”I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day.”
Woods, who won 14 golf majors from 1997 through 2008, is known for overcoming adversary.
After a break from the sport, he returned to golf. But he experienced a growing list of injuries, leading to four back operations, including spinal fusion surgery, as well as the “dark times” where the pain was so bad he couldn’t even get out of bed or play with his kids.
Many of his fans and fellow golf pros are rooting for him to prevail once more.
CNN’s Amir Vera, Jordan Guzzardo, Madeline Holcombe and Cheri Mossburg contributed to this report.