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Former men’s tennis player Cale Hammond lost part of his left index finger after climbing a fence at San Diego State to return a ball and placing his hand on a metal gate latch.

San Diego State settles with former Duke men's tennis player for $95,000 after finger injury and amputation

Hammond’s left index finger was ripped off by a broken gate latch after he attempted to climb a fence and make a play on his opponent's overhead smash that looked like it was heading over the fence. A redshirt junior at the time, Hammond returned to practice less than four weeks after the injury, but not before doctors had to amputate the top of his finger.

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