Tony Hawk is not only a legendary skateboarder but an extra ordinary human being. The man single handedly vaulted the sport into the mainstream with his talent and innovation. Now, the Birdman has proven that he has unmatchable recovery capabilities as well.

Just over a week after the revelation, the 53-year-old professional skateboarder was walking again without crutches. Now, Tony has better news. Tony Hawk posted footage of him skating on Instagram. The video clip shows him skating away from the exact spot on a ramp that he smashed his femur on, just two weeks ago.

On March 7, Tony Hawk sustained a potentially life-changing injury. Hawk revealed that he had broken his femur in half. The athlete promised that despite the horrible injury, he would be back on a skateboard, even if he wasn’t at full capability.

As you can see below, Tony is living up to his promise. “Exactly two weeks ago, I broke my femur in this exact spot on my ramp.” Tony captioned the video of him comfortably skateboarding away. Hawk then vowed in his caption to walk across the stage unaided when he presents an award at the Academy Awards next month.

Tony Hawk also wishes skate again at an event in May. “I am not defying doctors’ orders by doing so,” Hawk said, “but I realize I might not be at 100% trick / power capacity by that time.” “But I have a lot of grit…,” he continued, “and many 80’s tricks as backup.” This is truly a remarkable recovery that is only achievable by legends.

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Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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