March 30, 2012
Parnevik nearly severs finger
By QMI Agency
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.