WFAA “Daybreak” anchor Ron Corning suffered a fractured left kneecap in a fall Saturday morning in Santa Fe, New Mexico, so he’s going to be out for a few days.
Corning said on his Facebook page that he “wiped out on a slippery concrete deck” and “came down squarely on my left knee.” He was there on a house tour.
Acquaintances called 911 and he was taken to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe.
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Corning was in surgery for three hours and he has a full-length straight-leg cast that he must wear for six weeks.
He can’t drive and faces months of rehabilitation.
On Facebook, Corning said he would be out of work for a week.
“You just never know how quickly life can throw us a curveball,” Corning wrote on Facebook. “Thanks to my friends here who gave up all their plans to see me through this and my WFAA family for their support.”
Here’s a video of Corning in a January WFAA story about his Facebook photo being used in a scam.