Though we’re not going to be seeing a lot of Plantersville Musician Mike Gallo for awhile, he’s surely going to have a happy new year, comparatively-speaking anyway, after what happened to him less than 48 hours before the end of 2016.
He says he was cutting a tree down, something he has done countless times over the years, and he just didn’t get out of the way fast enough. He was however almost fast enough, he insists, … almost.
The very top branches just slapped me down, he tells Navasota News, and they broke his ankle and some bones in his leg. “When you see your foot pointing in the wrong direction,” he says, “you know something’s not good.”
Besides a total of eight breaks to his right leg requiring four days in the hospital where they attached an assortment of pins and screws as well as a metal plate on his ankle, he also received several three-inch knots and scratches, and required a half-dozen staples in the back of his head. He’s home now, and he isn’t supposed to put any weight on that leg for another month or two.
He says he’s going back in to have X-rays next week and they will tell him when he can start putting weight back on his leg, then it’s just a matter of physical therapy.
Gallo has already had to cancel a half-dozen local gigs through February and is chomping at the bit to get back at it. If you’d like to encourage him during his recouperation, you can call him at his home, 936-894-2381.