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Tony Hawk Says He'll 'Be Back' After Breaking His Leg in Skating Accident

The skateboarding legend took to social media to inform his fans of his broken femur.

Sources say he broke his femur in a Skating Accident.

“Yesterday sucked. I broke my elbow 20 years ago and managed to make a full comeback; this recovery for a broken femur will be much harder because of its severity (and my age). But I’m up for the challenge,” Hawk wrote in his post to Instagram sharing the news, which featured an X-ray of his leg and photo and video of him recovering in a hospital.

Hawk continued, “There is a strange irony that this happened on the eve of HBO releasing a trailer for ‘Until The Wheels Fall Off,’ Sam Jones’ documentary about my life & career, which has a strong focus on the philosophy of how I/we do this at our age. The answer is complicated, but ultimately it’s because I have found my sense of purpose and shaped my identity through skating, and it nourishes my mental health immensely. I’ve said many times that I won’t stop skating until I am physically unable. A broken leg – with plenty of hardware – will probably be the biggest test of that creed.”

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