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You might be wondering what happened to Lara Spencer’s foot after the Good Morning America star shared a video of her physical rehabilitation regime.
On Wednesday, January 11, Spencer shared an image, followed by a video, of her current routine as she recovers from surgery.
In the clip, Lara Spencer can be seen with a walking boot as she goes about her recovery. While Spencer was showered with well wishes, there are also some who are curious as to why the Good Morning America host is wearing a walking boot in the first place.
Let’s take a look at what happened to Lara Spencer and when she is expected to recover.
Earlier this month, Lara Spencer underwent surgery on her right foot to fix a torn plantar plate and ligament.
On January 3, 2023, the day of her surgery, Lara Spencer posted about what had happened to her. The Good Morning America host posted an image of her walking boot, sharing that she had a “torn plantar plate and ligament… that’s been slowly getting worse and worse FINALLY fixed by the magnificent Dr O’Malley at HSS today.”
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the Number 1 ranked hospital in the United States for orthopaedics.
A plantar plate injury is to one of the tough ligaments on the bottom of one’s foot. The plantar plate is a strong fibrocartilagenous structure covering the toes and the metatarsals, going over the joints. It makes the plantar plate an essential structure in keeping the toes in place.
A torn plantar plate is a common injury and not all require surgery. However, if they get progressively worse, as in Lara Spencer’s case, it can cause serious problems such as degenerative joint disease.
After announcing that she recently had surgery on her foot, Lara Spencer announced she’d started a physical rehabilitation routine with the help of Performance Optimal Health.
Spencer is aiming high with her recovery, stating tennis is in her sights.
In sharing details of her recent foot surgery, Lara Spencer also revealed that she’s expected to be in recovery for more months.
“I can’t put weight on my left leg for 5 more weeks if I am lucky and even then will still be wearing this boot for another 5,” Spencer revealed on Instagram.
Spencer has not yet confirmed whether she’s returning to Good Morning America at any point soon while she recovers. If she does during her surgery recovery process, Lara Spencer will be seen in her walking boot through to the end of March 2023.
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