Doctor: DAVE GROHL May Not Walk Normally For Months

June 23, 2015

According to The Pulse Of Radio, an orthopedic surgeon says that FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl may not be able to walk normally for months after breaking his leg in a fall from a stage in Sweden earlier this month. Orthopedic trauma surgeon Andy Murphy, who works at Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital in England and also happens to play in a FOO FIGHTERS tribute band, gave his professional opinion to NME, saying, "He's not going to be able to walk normally, without a brace, for at least six weeks. 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."

Murphy described the nature of Grohl's injury, explaining, "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. His treatment looks excellent."

Grohl was photographed in London a few nights ago, looking determined to stay mobile but also clearly experiencing some pain and discomfort.

The FOO FIGHTERS were forced to cancel all the remaining dates on their European tour due to Grohl's injury, which occurred on June 12 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Scrapped were two headlining dates at London's massive Wembley Stadium, along with a third headlining slot at the U.K.'s prestigious Glastonbury festival plus shows in Scotland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

At press time the band has not changed or canceled any shows on its upcoming North American trek, which is scheduled to begin on July 4 in Washington D.C.

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