Ben Shephard joked he now has a ‘bionic leg’ as he tried out a brand new machine that he’s utilizing to get better from his horrific leg damage, which required surgical procedure
Ben Shephard exhibits off ‘bionic leg’ as he will get new tech for ACL damage
Ben Shephard has joked that he now has a “bionic leg” as he will get remedy for his ugly leg damage.
The Good Morning Britain presenter, 46, took to his Instagram account on Thursday to indicate off his new electrostimulation machine, which he’s utilizing to get better from the damage.
Final month, Ben badly injured his leg throughout a veterans’ soccer match, which left him with torn ligaments and muscular tissues.
He was left bed-bound and needing surgical procedure after his damage, and was off his toes for 12 days after the operation.
Ben match his new device, which is managed by a distant, round his knee, and confirmed his followers the way it works in his put up.
“Very excited,” he mentioned as he opened up the field containing the device. “I’ve received some shiny new package, a bit of little bit of tech.
“It is gonna make my muscular tissues work whereas I am doing my rehab.”
Within the subsequent put up he had the brace round his knee and sensors positioned on his thighs as he turned it on with the distant.
The device made a pumping sound which sped up as he turned it up on the distant.
Ben captioned the video: “Proper simply making an attempt to stimulate the quad whereas lowering the swelling round my knee.”
Within the subsequent video he continued to extend the stimulation on his leg as he sat along with his toes up on his mattress.
“Gone full bionic leg, @complex_uk @physiolabtechnologies,” Ben captioned the put up.
Ben was left with ugly accidents after his accident, rupturing his ACL, tearing his meniscus and fracturing his leg.
Sharing the information about his damage, Ben instructed his followers: “A couple of weeks to go, it’s possible you’ll keep in mind I performed within the Cup Ultimate of the Arthur Dunn veterans cup, my previous boy’s group.
“We received the Cup Ultimate, however I began with two legs and ended with one.
“With out realising, I’ve ruptured my ACL, I’ve torn the meniscus and I’ve fractured a part of my leg as nicely.”
Ben’s co-host Susanna Reid had despatched her nicely needs to the presenter on GMB whereas he was off work.
She instructed viewers: “Oh you’re at all times a consummate broadcaster Ben Shephard, and good luck along with your restoration. I do know Ben goes to be again within the studio very quickly.
“He watches us nonetheless from the hospital mattress and I’m positive he might be watching the sport from there this night. A lot of like to you Ben, get nicely quickly.”
Final month he mentioned it might be a “lengthy” and “gradual” course of to get again to full well being.
Talking after his operation, Ben mentioned in a video he shared on-line: “In order that they’ve repaired the ACL and meniscus and now begins the rehab – very gradual, lengthy, rehab. Must say, the painkillers appear to be doing the job proper now!”