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Greg Norman Chainsaw Accident Almost Cost Him His Left Hand

By    |   Monday, 15 Sep 2014 06:06 AM

Hall of Fame golfer Greg Norman, aka "The Shark," suffered a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but he was lucky and has already been released from an Atlanta area hospital.

The Associated Press reported that Norman was cutting back trees in his South Florida home when the weight of a branch pulled his left hand toward the chain saw. He said the blade hit him just below where a person would be wearing a wrist watch. He said doctors told him it missed his artery by a fraction of an inch.

"Thank God the blade wasn't running full speed or it would have taken my hand off," Norman said. "I handled everything as calmly as I could. There is no major damage. There is nerve damage, but no muscular damage. They fixed me up and here I am."

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"Working with a chainsaw ALWAYS be respectful of the unexpected. I was one lucky man today. Damaged, but not down & out. Still have left hand," he posted.

Norman said he would do it again.

"When I'm on a ranch, I love to run the bulldozer, the grader, whatever. I like doing stuff. I never ask anybody to do that for me if I can do it myself," he said.

The 59-year-old Australian was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001. He hasn't played competitively in two years.

"There's a little tingling in my fingers, which is better than no fingers at all," he said.

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Hall of Fame golfer Greg Norman, aka "The Shark," suffered a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but he was lucky and has already been released from an Atlanta area hospital.
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