He continued in a follow-up tweet: "I'd like to send my regrets to the Palmer family and the Orlando fans".
"He won his final one where I won my first one", Long said of their shared connection to the Desert Classic as he toured the Arnold Palmer Experience, a museum-like activation at Bay Hill.
Tiger Woods last played in the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship on February 24 in Mexico City.
Meanwhile, Marc Leishman, the 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational victor, believes Woods would have certainly played this weekend if he was able. Woods finished tied for second at the Valspar previous year, and it seems as if he would come back if he could.More news: Liverpool Or Manchester City? Pele Predicts Premier League Title Winner
The Arnold Palmer Award will be presented to the circuit's most outstanding rookie, as voted on by the Tour's membership.
He hopes to return to action at the Players Championship at Sawgrass, Florida, on March 14-17. Beyond that, the Masters is fast approaching and Woods, so far, has played in only three tournaments.
All four rounds will be shown live via Sky Sports' dedicated Players channel, with extra streams and a host of Players-related programming available throughout the week. The 43 year old has played the tournament 19 times. He did make sure to note that his injury is not considered long-term.
The golf world certainly wishes him a speedy recovery.