By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers is wishing Tiger Woods a speedy recovery following a serious rollover crash in Southern California.

“It means a lot to a lot of people for a lot more than just sports. Man, I don’t know how many bullets this guy can take, but he’s a tough kid. Always has been. So just want to send that out,” Rivers said.

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Authorities say Tiger Woods is lucky to be alive. The golfer is in the hospital Wednesday morning after undergoing emergency surgery.

Investigators say Woods’ SUV veered off a steep road near Los Angeles yesterday morning and rolled over several times.

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Woods’ agent released a statement overnight saying the 45-year-old shattered bones on his right leg and suffered injuries to his ankle and foot.

The 15-time major winner had his share of health issues before the crash.

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Authorities say there is no evidence Woods was impaired at the time of the crash.