How Al Roker is Recovering from Knee Replacement

The Today show reports that “over the years, our weatherman-and-more has delivered an exhausting 34-hour forecast, traveled to every state in the nation in one grueling week, and he’s even been knocked off his feet in a hurricane.”

“No matter what, Al always gets up and gets back to Studio 1A. And on Monday morning, less than two weeks after knee replacement surgery, he did it again.”

So how is Roker able to “walk to the weather map” so soon?

Adds Today: “It’s all due to skilled doctors, technological leaps and physical therapy — lots of it. Al’s therapist, Billy Campbell, has really put him through his paces.”

“‘With a new prosthetic knee your brain and your knee don’t talk to each other,’ Campbell explained. So instead of a restful recovery, he prescribes exercises focused on strength, balance and agility.”