Foo Fighters Tribute Band Member Who Also Happens to Be a Surgeon Diagnoses Dave Grohl
We're guessing Dave Grohl has had the finest medical care money can buy since falling off a stage in Sweden and breaking his leg a couple of weeks ago, but if he's looking for a second opinion, he can just ask trauma surgeon Andy Murphy — who also happens to play in a Foo Fighters tribute band.
Murphy offered his diagnosis to Rock Sound, saying, "Dave sustained a nasty fracture of the distal fibula, the small bone on the outside of the ankle. X-rays show the fracture was displaced and needed surgical fixation. He has a low profile locking titanium plate and screws holding the fractured bone together."
That's a lot of medical jargon based on what we're guessing was nothing more than a look at Grohl's x-ray, but what it all comes down to, according to Murphy, is this: "His treatment looks excellent."
Nevertheless, Foos fans shouldn't hope for a reversal of the canceled tour dates left in the wake of Grohl's injury. "He’s not going to be able to walk normally, without a brace for at least six weeks," warned Murphy. "And for a man who spends most of his time running around a stage at full speed, it will probably be a couple of months before he's back to that level of action on the road."
In the meantime, those who want to give Grohl a little extra pick-me-up can sign his cast — sort of.
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