Ken Green has lower leg amputated

Monday, June 15, 2009

JACKSON, Miss. — Champions Tour golfer Ken Green had his lower right leg amputated because of severe injuries caused by a car accident.

Green’s agent Kevin Richardson says doctors removed the leg on Monday at a hospital in Jackson, Miss. He said Green is resting and in good condition.

Green’s leg was injured in a fatal accident June 8 in east Mississippi that killed his brother, William Green, and his girlfriend, Jean Marie Hodgin.

Richardson says the golfer will go through rehabilitation and be fitted for a prosthetic limb. He says Green hopes to play golf again and has set a goal of returning to competition.