Golf Course Brawl Could Cost Man His Leg

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TARRANT COUNTY, Tex. — A Texas man may lose his leg after getting stabbed by a golf club shaft during a brawl at a Fort Worth-area golf course.

According to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 48-year-old Clay Carpenter suffered from a punctured femoral artery and massive blood loss in the January 27th fight at the Eagle Mountain Lake Golf Club.

Carpenter was released from a Texas hospital last weekend, but told the Star-Telegram that he might have to have more surgeries and is concerned that he could lose his leg, saying that the muscles in his leg atrophied during his recovery and portions of it have died from the lack of blood flow.

“If it does not regenerate it will be no good to me,” Carpenter said.

According to authorities, who say that the investigation into the incident is ongoing, Carpenter and his threesome attempted to play through a larger group who Carpenters says were playing too slowly. A course marshal instructed Carpenter’s group to play through, and that’s when the brawl broke out.

Carpenters says that another man stabbed him in the leg with the broken club shaft.

“He was standing up, and we saw this blood coming out of his groin area. It was like a leaky faucet, it was so bad,” said an unidentified man on a 911 call released from the incident.

Carpenter says that his group was not drinking alcohol, but did not know about the group they fought with.

Click here for more on this story from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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