Louise Minchin sported a medical boot on her foot as she returned to BBC Breakfast this morning.
The presenter was forced to take some time out after injuring her leg, which led her to surgery.
Appearing beside Dan Walker, she showed off her cast, explaining that she had missed the gang.
‘I’ve missed you all,’ the 52-year-old said. ‘I’ve had a foot operation to fix it. It’s now on the mend.
‘I’m still on crutches but I’m getting stronger every day.’
Taking to Twitter, she added: ‘Many thanks for all your messages about my #foot this morning, much appreciated.’
What happened to Louise Minchin’s foot?
Louise revealed that she injured her foot in 2019, while training for the Norseman triathlon.
The star was forced to take some time away from the BBC Breakfast sofa in order to recover.
‘Hi all! If you’re wondering where I’ve been, I’ve been having a break to get a broken foot fixed,’ she tweeted at the time.
‘When I’m a bit better, I will be back.’
Speaking in a first-person piece for Cheshire Life, she explained that she went for her ‘last long and suitable running challenge’ up and down Snowdon before her triathlon, when she tripped.
‘I loved every minute, right up until the moment when we had finished and started to walk and, I tripped on the pavement, and felt something in my foot rip as my ankle crumpled under me,’ she penned. ‘It was agony, and I felt sick with pain as I hobbled back to the car.’
However, despite being in pain, the BBC star pushed on with her training and completed the triathlon.
Not only that, she undertook even more athletic trials before eventually seeking medical help.
‘I knew it was bad, but I was absolutely determined I wouldn’t let it stop me. Instead of seeing a doctor I wrapped it, iced it, took some painkillers, and stopped running for three weeks before Norseman,’ she continued. ‘It worked, and although it was tough, I finished the 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and marathon, limping but ecstatic at the sense of achievement.
‘After that, my foot clearly wasn’t fixed but I keep on going from one event to another, always finding an excuse not to get it checked. I did a further three ultra-events before finally, after a challenging 26.2 miles on the Sandstone Trail, went to the doctor.’
When she eventually sought medical help, doctors confirmed that she had broken a bone in her foot, and snapped an ankle ligament.
Louise underwent an operation to reconstruct her ligament, which has left her on crutches – and she stated that she doesn’t know how long her recovery will take.
Breakfast continues daily, on BBC One, at 5am.
Credit: Original article published here.