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Parkinson recovering after surgery

Joel Parkinson recovering after surgery to repair tendons and muscles.

Updated: July 12, 2010, 10:08 AM ET
By Andy Morris

After Joel Parkinson's horrific injury to his right foot last week, he's now in full recovery mode. Surgeons successfully repaired sliced tendons and muscle tissue in an emergency operation approximately seven hours after the incident.

According to a report on the local Channel 9, doctors are confident he'll make a full recovery but won't say how long it will take to completely heal. Reportedly, Parkinson was millimetres away from a career-changing injury and the surfer himself ...

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