Los Angeles (AFP)
Tiger Woods appeared on Instagram on Monday as a cancer-battling Florida girl posted a photo of herself with the golf superstar after meeting him at a soccer park.
Woods, who sustained serious leg injuries in a car crash in California in February, wore crutches with compression harassment, but no walking boot on his right leg.
The photo was posted by 10-year-old Luna Perrone, who calls herself on her Instagram profile “A tough girl battling Ewing’s sarcoma (rare bone cancer)” and a “football legend”.
“Got to chat quickly with @tigerwoods this weekend when I ran into him on the soccer fields!” Perrone wrote. “He told me to ‘stay strong’, which has always been my goal! Stay strong physically and mentally and inspire others to do the same! No matter what you’re going through, YOU GOT THIS !!! “
The 15-time major champion had said in an Instagram post in April that his recovery was brewing, but slowly.
He had offered no further information since then – although he tweeted his congratulations to old rival Phil Mickelson on his PGA Championship win on Sunday.
Woods, who police said was driving near twice the legal speed limit when his SUV got out of control and rolled over several times, underwent hours of surgery to repair a broken right leg and ankle and was hospitalized for weeks before returning home to Florida in March. .
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker said last week that he hoped Woods would be good enough to serve as assistant captain in the U.S.-Europe showdown at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin in September.
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