According to recent news release from the Today Show, long-time anchor and television personality Al Roker is recovering from his most recent total knee replacement operation. Roker says he is doing great and will stay in the recovery center until he is cleared to go home by his physical therapy team. Footage of Roker moving around with the assistance of a walker was included in the release by the show.
Roker also discussed how this was not the first time he had undergone knee surgery. Around 15 years ago, he had a total knee replacement performed on his other knee after being involved in a car accident, and from general wear and tear on his knee due to being overweight most of his life. He is, of course, much thinner now after his successful bariatric surgery. He said that technology has come a long way since his first total knee replacement procedure, and this time, he was up and walking around in less than a day. Continue reading