USA TODAY: Golf helps turn the tables for a soldier wounded in Iraq
Before retired Lance Corporal Tim Lang lost a portion of his right leg to a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2006, he was a consistent combatant on most every athletic field, from the gridiron to the hardwood, from the baseball diamond to the wrestling mat.
Undaunted, Lang kept his competitive fire burning as he continued playing what he calls the "more aggressive sports," after being fitted with a prosthetic. But while playing football, a bad hit tore up his right knee and forced Lang to re-evaluate his choice of sports.
"That was a pretty sad moment for me," Lang said. "I would be a liar if I said I never had depression when I lost my ability to run around and do stuff. It was really tough to take when I knew I shouldn't play football again.
"But that's when I met Jim."