Tiger Woods is recovering after a long surgery to fix "significant orthopedic injuries" to his lower right leg suffered after a motor vehicle accident, his doctors said early Wednesday.

The vehicle Woods was driving crashed on a downhill road in the Los Angeles suburbs late Tuesday, according to reports.

Woods' fibula and tibia were shattered, according to Dr. Anish Mahajan, the chief medical officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

A rod in the tibia was used to stabilize those injuries while pins and screws were inserted to maintain the stability in the bones in the foot and ankle during the emergency surgery, Mahajan said in a statement released on Woods' Twitter account late Tuesday night.

Woods, 45, is "currently awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room," Dr. Mahajan said.

He was conscious and able to speak to deputies when they arrived. He gave his name and appeared "lucid and calm," according to Deputy Carlos Gonzalez - the first officer on the scene.

Sheriff Villanueva said Woods appeared to be driving at a "greater speed than normal" and that he didn't seem to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The update on his condition came nearly 15 hours after Woods was extracted from his heavily damaged vehicle.

In November 2009, Woods' SUV collided with a fire hydrant outside his Florida home. He suffered minor facial injuries.

In 2017, he was arrested in Florida after police found him asleep in his SUV, with the engine running, on the side of a road at 3 a.m.

Athletes from Mike Tyson to Jon Rahm and others offered hopes that Woods would make a quick recovery.

"As if his body hasn't endured enough," Jon Rahm, world No. 2 player, said in remarks quoted by KBTX-TV.

"Fight @tigerwoods like the champion you are for your kids and the world," Mike Tyson said on Twitter.

"He's going to be back," former U.S. President Donald Trump said. "I have no doubt about it, he's going to be back."