Parnevik nearly severs finger

Jesper Parnevik of Sweden on January 28, 2011 in La Jolla, California. (AFP/Donald Miralle/Getty...

Jesper Parnevik of Sweden on January 28, 2011 in La Jolla, California. (AFP/Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

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, Last Updated: 10:05 PM ET

Jesper Parnevik's career is in doubt after he nearly severed his right index finger in a boating accident, the Golf Channel reported Friday.

Parnevik's right hand was caught in a motorized winch as he was taking his boat out of the water. The 47-year-old had surgery Thursday in Jupiter, Fla.

"When I saw the edges of the machine, I was 100 percent sure that I lost all the fingers. I was terrified," Parnevik said in an interview with Sweden's Aftonbladet.se that was translated to English.

"The doctor thinks that it will be good, but it can take a hell of a time (four months of rehab). I think that you cannot do so damn much without the right hand. It is quite important, not just in golf," he said.


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