Steven Stamkos addressed the media today for the first time since breaking his leg on November 11 in the Tampa Bay Lightning game against the Boston Bruins. He did so without crutches and without a boot which is a signal that his recovery is going incredibly well. He is walking with a limp but that is to be expected considering he broke his leg two weeks ago.
This is the quote from The Globe and Mail:
“To be able to do what I’m doing now and almost comeback to a normal life, being able to just move around on your own, I’m definitely happy with that,” said Stamkos, speaking with reporters for the first time since the injury. “I’d say I’ve overcome the initial shock and frustration and disappointment, and now it’s what do I have to do to get back as quick as possible. But obviously as smart as possible.”
With progress like this it is not a stretch of the imagination that he will be able to play in the Olympics. He is obviously keeping with the 12 week program and may be back even sooner if he keeps progressing this quickly. I for one am glad he is doing well and all of us here at Too Many Men wish him all the best in his continuing recovery.