Brendon Fevola has shared a graphic photo of his scar two weeks after undergoing surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon.
The former AFL star is slowly on the mend after the bandage and stitches on his foot were removed, after which the 41-year-old revealed a bloody image of his wound.
“Cast off stitches out. Healed up well,” he captioned the photo on Instagram.
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The health update comes two weeks after Fevola shared a photo of himself in a hospital bed with his right foot elevated and in a cast. At the time, it was believed he had broken his foot after playing footy, but scans later determined was a ruptured Achilles tendon.
“Who said footy was fun?” he captioned a photo of his bandaged leg at the time, adding laughing-crying emoji.
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The former Carlton and Brisbane Lions player has had a string of bad luck in recent months. Back in July, he was rushed to hospital and required emergency surgery on his forearm after yet another football injury.
“Who said playing footy at 41 was fun 🤦♂️🤦♂️ old body is taking a hammering,” he captioned a photo of his arm at the time.
The radio host spoke about the injury on his program the Fox Fifi, Fev & Nick, revealing he sustained the injury after being “belted” in a footy game.
Fevola said he thought his arm was simply badly bruised but the throbbing became unbearable and lasted for one week.
“It didn’t really hurt, I thought it was just bruising and it will go down. Thursday night, I couldn’t sleep, and it was just throbbing,” he recalled.
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The athlete then went for an ultrasound and X-ray at the time before being rushed to the emergency room one hour later.
As it turned out, Fevola was suffering from compartment syndrome – he had torn ligaments in his forearm and 50 per cent of his muscle was dead.
“The pressure in my arm, I thought it was going to explode,” he said.
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