L. A. (AFP) - Tiger Woods discovered Tuesday he had undergone surgical operation to restore cartilage in his left knee however stated he expects to be healthy to play at the PGA tour s inaugural occasion in Japan in October.

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In a brief statement on Twitter, reigning Masters champion Woods said he had passed through keyhole surgical treatment closing week to fix "minor cartilage harm."

Dr Vern Cooley, who performed the manner, stated inside the statement he expects Woods to make a full recovery.

"We did what changed into wished, and also tested the entire knee," Cooley said. "There have been no additional issues."

Woods stated he became already strolling following the surgical operation and expected to return to exercise in the "next few weeks."

"I stay up for touring and playing in Japan in October," Woods stated.

it's far the fifth time due to the fact 1994 that Woods, 43, has undergone surgical treatment on his left knee.

In 2008, he famously won the usa Open at Torrey Pines in spite of being informed weeks earlier than the match he had suffered stress fractures of the left tibia.

Woods made a successful go back to pinnacle flight golfing in 2018, winning the season-finishing tour Championship after missing most of the preceding two years through a debilitating again damage.

In April, he won his fifteenth most important after completing a memorable victory at the Masters, his first main win since the 2009 US Open.

Woods however turned into not able to pressure his way into the pinnacle 30 within the FedEx Cup playoffs who contested final week s excursion Championship at East Lake.