Alan Halsall has shared that he has undergone major knee surgery and told how it could take him up to a year to fully recover.
The Coronation Street actor, 41, took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a snap of him lying in bed as he recovered from his ACL reconstruction surgery.
In the picture, Alan appeared to be in good spirits as he gave a thumbs-up as he lay back in bed and told how the surgery went ‘really well’ in an accompanying caption.
The surgery sees the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructed by removing the torn ligament and replacing it with a tendon from another area of the leg.
Alan, best known for playing Tyrone Dobbs in the ITV soap opera, said it could take him up to 12 months to recover in rehabilitation.
Recovery: Alan Halsall has shared that he has undergone major ACL reconstruction surgery as he shared a snap of himself recovering in bed
On the mend: Alan, best known for playing Tyrone Dobbs in the ITV soap opera, said it could take him up to 12 months to recover in rehabilitation
He wrote: ‘ACL Reconstruction surgery ✔️ Well, On Friday I underwent ACL reconstruction surgery.
‘I have been told the surgery went really well. I know I have a long 9-12 months of rehabilitation ahead of me but I’m sure with the support of family & friends I’ll get there.
‘Thank you to the amazing! Staff at Oaklands xx ..and also Thanks to my very own nurse Ratched @missdrewmerry93 Any rehab tips or advise??’
His famous friends and co-stars were quick to take to the comments section to wish him a speedy recovery.
His co-star Claire Sweeney, who plays his on-screen mother, said: ‘This is great news, glad it was a success xxxx’
Catherine Tyldesley wrote: ‘Get well soon love!,’ while Samia Longchambon added: ‘Rest. Up. holler if you need some grapes.’
While Ryan Thomas, who played Jason Grimshaw on Corrie, simply commented a red love heart emoji.
It comes after Alan’s Coronation Street character Tyrone has been faced with drama in recent months when his long-long mother appeared.
Career: Alan is best known for playing Tyrone Dobbs in the ITV soap opera and has seen his long-lost mother return in recent months
Shock: Tyrone was stunned when he learned his mother Cassie (Claire Sweeney) was alive after years believing she was dead from a drug overdose
Tyrone was stunned when he learned his mother was alive after years believing she was dead from a drug overdose, and furiously confronted his grandmother Evelyn (Maureen Lipman) for lying about her existence.
Cassie returned to Weatherfield, determined to get clean so she could reconnect with her son, leading Tyrone and Evelyn to believe she’d beaten her drug addiction.
Insisting she was clean, Cassie did her best to isolate Tyrone away from Evelyn, and insisted she come and stay with him, but it later emerged that she was hiding a box of nerve pain medication pregabalin, which she claimed she’d given up.
However, fans have complained that Claire Sweeney was miscast as Cassie when she first made her appearance on the show.
WHAT IS AN ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (ACL) INJURY?
An ACL injury is a tear or sprain in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
The injury usually occurs during sport that involves sudden stops, change in direction, and jumping and landing, such as football or basketball.
ACL tears are common among young athletes, with 200,000 injuries occurring every year in the US, according to the journal The Physician and Sports medicine.
The injury’s prevalence in the UK is unknown.
Many people hear a ‘pop’ coming from their knee when the injury occurs.
ACL injuries raise a person’s risk of developing osteoarthritis of the knee, even if they have surgery to reconstruct the ligament.
Depending on the severity of the injury, treatment may involve rest and rehabilitation exercises.
Source: Mayo Clinic