Following a CT scan in London, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan tweeted that his braces have come off and that he was walking without any external spinal-support.
I am walking for the first time without braces after almost 9 and a half weeks. Feel liberated. So grateful to Allah.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 12, 2013
Though the braces have come off, it is just one part of the long healing process where Imran would now have to go through rehabilitation.
Good news from my scans. My back is healing well and I am going to be out of my brace to start my rehab now— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 12, 2013
Imran had suffered a potentially life threatening 14 foot drop as he was being lifted onto the stage at an election rally in Lahore on May 7, 2013.
The fall damaged his spinal column and left cuts and bruises on his forehead. He spent at least two weeks in the hospital, recovering and three more weeks in bed rest at his home in Lahore.