Mitch Daniels Recuperating At Home Following Knee Surgery
Mitch Daniels, the Governor of Indiana, is now recuperating at home after undergoing surgery on his right knee.
The governor's office says Indianapolis surgeon Dr. Sandy Kunkel successfully repaired torn cartilage in Daniels' knee during the arthroscopic surgery Friday morning, AP reports.
Governor Daniels attributed the knee damage to “wear and tear” caused by 40 years of running. He is expected to remain at home through Monday, before returning to work Tuesday.
"I’m told I should be back on my feet within a few days,” said 62-year-old Daniels.
24 hours before his surgery, Daniels was in West Lafayette, where he spoke to an Advanced Placement Government class at Harrison High School in West Lafayette, AP reports.
On a lighter note, Daniels woke up from his surgery with toe nails painted cotton-candy pink, thanks to Dr. Kunkel.
Daniels, before going to the outpatient surgery this morning, took a marker and wrote on his right leg, “This one, dummy,” prompting Kunkel’s colourful response, AP reports.
The knee repair is the second surgery Daniels has undergone this year. Kunkel repaired the rotator cuff in his right shoulder in February.
In May of this year, Daniels required 16 stitches in his forehead after being hit by a door at a downtown Indianapolis gym, reports AP.