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Greg Norman nearly loses left hand in chain-saw accident while cutting trees at Florida home

  • This photo provided by Greg Norman shows Norman resting in a hospital bed after a chainsaw accident.  Norman posted a photo to Instagram on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014,  in which he was laying in a hospital bed with his left arm  heavily bandaged.  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. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Greg Norman) NO SALES

    This photo provided by Greg Norman shows Norman resting in a hospital bed after a chainsaw accident. Norman posted a photo to Instagram on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in which he was laying in a hospital bed with his left arm heavily bandaged. 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. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Greg Norman) NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo provided by Greg Norman and posted on Instagram on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014,  shows Norman giving the thumbs up with his left hand  protected by a purple foam after a chainsaw accident.  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. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Greg Norman) NO SALES

    This photo provided by Greg Norman and posted on Instagram on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, shows Norman giving the thumbs up with his left hand protected by a purple foam after a chainsaw accident. 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. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Greg Norman) NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

Greg Norman is recovering from a chain-saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor.

Norman said Sunday morning, "At least I can still play tennis."

Norman was cutting back some trees in his South Florida home when the weight of a branch pulled his left hand toward the chain saw. He says he was lucky the saw wasn't running full speed or it would have taken off his hand.

He posted a photo on Instagram from the hospital bed of his heavily bandaged left hand protected by a large piece of purple foam. The post said: "Work with a chainsaw ALWAYS be respectful of the unexpected. I was one lucky man today. Damaged, but not down & out. Still have left hand."