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Jamie Donaldson’s 2016 bow on hold following chainsaw accident

Fans of Jamie Donaldson will have to wait a little longer to watch him on the golf course this year after the 40-year-old sustained a nasty injury to his hand following an accident with a chainsaw.

The horrific injury is said to non-threatening, and the player required several stitches after slicing the bottom part of his little finger.

”So folks in my time off decided to have a fight with a chainsaw and lost! Oops!! C u (sic) in Dubai,” wrote Donaldson on his twitter feed, accompanied by an image of the nasty wound.

The tweet does suggest he could be out of action for a short time, which could possibly mean he misses the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship and Singapore Open. A return for the Dubai Desert Classic looks a more certain possibility.

Strangely, Donaldson isn’t the first golfer in recent years to lose a fight with a chainsaw. In 2014, Greg ‘The Shark’ Norman found himself on the receiving end of a vicious cut to his arm after trying to trim back some shrubbery at his home.

As it stands, it’s currently Chainsaws 2 – 0 Golfers.

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