Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor.
"At least I can still play tennis," Norman said in a telephone interview Sunday morning. Thank God the blade wasn't running full speed or it would have taken my hand off.
”- Greg Norman
Norman, the Hall of Fame golfer and entrepreneur, 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."