Originally Posted by Chiefnj2
I think everyone except Lprechaun agrees that the bites kill people. He said they amputated his leg to stop his bleeding.
Ok reviewed it. Didn't get to re-watch it, but it seems pretty universal that they cut off the leg to keep the bite from killing him. Just like what happened to Jim in the first season. He was bit in the chest, it didn't cause him to bleed out, but he developed that nasty fever before he told them to leave him on the side of the road. They amputated the leg to prevent the fever from coming on and killing Hershel.