Doctors Amputate Golfer’s Infected Foot And Lower Leg

UPDATED | September, 12, 4 PM

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ROWLETT (CBSDFW.COM) – Award-winning golf instructor from North Texas, Carlos Brown, had his left foot amputated after a blister between his toes developed a staph infection.

Brown coaches for the USA National Team, is a former African American Golfer’s Digest Coach of the Year and operates the Carlos Brown Golf Academy in Rowlette and Los Angeles.

“They did the best that they could but unfortunately it was spreading really fast,” said Brown.

He sprained his ankle in a sprinkler hole at the Waterview Golf Club in Rowlette where he teaches young golfers. Brown said the swelling caused a blister during the next few weeks and an infection set in. Doctors told him the foot had developed gangrene.

“He said we’re going to try to save as much as we can,” Brown said.

He will leave the hospital on Saturday, and is researching prosthetics that will enable him to golf and teach again.

“The biggest thing is seeing my students succeed. That’s the most important thing. Seeing them become good people,” said Brown.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help cover medical expenses.

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