West Virginia University punter Zach Anglin is back on campus, following his extended stay in a New Brunswick, N.J., hospital.
Anglin was injured while punting in the final minutes of regulation last Saturday during WVU's 31-24 double-overtime victory over Rutgers.
The blocked punt resulted in Anglin receiving breaks in both his tibia and fibula.
"The tibia had a comminuted break," said Anglin's mother, Robin, who drove her son back to Morgantown Tuesday. "That's like three little breakages.
"They had to put a steel rod down in the tibia to hold it in place."
Dr. Tim Hosea performed the surgery Saturday, but didn't stitch the wound until Monday.
"They let it swell to help reduce damage to the nerves," Robin Anglin said. "He had what was called compartment syndrome and they opened each one to let it swell."
Both Robin and her husband, Rick, thanked everyone who expressed concern for their son.
"We had his old coaches, guys who played with him and against him, Rick's business associates, old teachers and friends calling and we really appreciate that," Anglin said. "We also want to thank WVU trainer Jeremy Alt for staying with Zach and Dr. Hosea and the staff at St. Peter's for their sincere concern and professionalism."