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Greg Norman says he's "one lucky man" after chainsaw accident

September 14, 2014

Greg Norman described himself as "one lucky man" after suffering an injury while using a chainsaw on his property in Jupiter Island, Fla. The former World No. 1 golfer posted a picture on his Instagram feed Saturday showing him lying in a hospital bed.

The post begins: "Working with a chainsaw ALWAYS be respectful of the unexpected." The 59-year-old continued by writing: "Damaged, but not down & out. Still have left hand."

According to Bart Collins, president of Great White Shark Enterprises, Norman underwent surgery to repair nerve damage, which was successful. Collins said Norman suffered no damage to arteries or tendons.

This was not Norman's first reference to using a chainsaw on his Instagram account. On Sept. 6, Norman posted a photo showing him trimming some trees with one with a now ominous message: "Never ask someone to do something that you can do yourself."

__Photo: Instagram (shark_gregnorman) __