Golf pro Tiger Woods announced that due to his ongoing back problems he would not be able to participate in the Masters Tournament. The Los Angeles Times reports that Woods has had three surgeries for his back in the last few years for his injuries. This is the third Masters Tournament that Woods has missed since 2014.
Golf injuries can be serious, although golf does not come with the same dangers as contact sports, such as football and basketball. Golf injuries are not generally caused by traumatic force. Rather, they are cause by overuse of muscles, poor techniques, and not properly warming up, according to the Golf Channel.
Common Golf-Related Injuries
It is not surprising that Woods has had continuing back injuries due to golf. The Golf Channel reports that back pain happens to golfers more frequently than the average person. Other parts of the body frequently injured by golfing include:
- The elbows
- The knees
- The shoulders
- The wrist
Golf injuries can damage the body for life, and many may require surgery and extended rehabilitation. As for Woods, it is unclear how his golf injuries will impact the rest of his career.
Others Injured in Golf Accidents
Professional golfers are not the only ones injured by golf. Along with amateur golfers who may be taking classes or playing for fun, bystanders and spectators can easily be injured on a golf course. Flying golf balls can hit unsuspecting watchers, and golfers have even been known to accidentally let golf clubs slip from their hands, hitting fellow golfers. Sometimes, the owner of the golf course may have been negligent, leading to golfers’ injuries.
Golf injuries may not always be straightforward, so it is important to hire an experienced lawyer. One who can help you navigate any claims and to work with your insurance. An injured player’s health may take a long time to recover, and this process of rehabilitation can be expensive. Additionally, when non-players are injured, or when players are injured by someone else, you may be able to sue the person responsible.
If you or a loved one was injured in any golf accidents, contact a personal injury attorney to help you. Schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer experienced in golfing injuries. Contact the Law Offices of Eslamboly Hakim in Los Angeles County. Call 800-LAW-TALK (529-8255) or contact us online.