There is good news that he's out of the hospital and may be fully recovered in 9 months. I guess I'm drawn to this story because of the connection to my injury and ultimately to the wonders of modern health care.
So segue into an update on my ankle. On Monday, I got the okay from my doctor to begin putting weight on it and begin proper physiotherapy - the result since Monday is that I've begun to walk again - yeah ! It actually feels pretty good, although everyone keeps saying "take it easy". I can't help but be excited that I don't need the crutches every time I get up and now I've got a spare hand to carry my beer ! I had a full physio assessment this afternoon and things look very positive. The main issue I have right now is the restricted range of motion, especially when pulling my toes up. My physio guy also confirmed that I did suffer an injury to my deltoid ligament (micro tear, level 1 severity).
So I'll be having 2 sessions of physio a week for as many as 5 months, but I'm pretty optimistic about that summer ultimate season.