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Twin Cities anchor returns to work 4 months after leg amputation

Chris Egert had suffered from chronic pain for most of his life.

On Monday, four months since he had his left leg amputated below the knee, Chris Egert returns to Twin Cities airwaves.

The KSTP Channel 5 morning anchor had the surgery after suffering from chronic ankle pain for most of his life, with his December amputation the last of 10 surgeries he had for the problem.

He is back on the morning news on Monday, posting a thank you video to his followers on Facebook Sunday evening, thanking them for the countless well-wishes he received.

The recovery of the award-winning reporter, who joined KSTP in 2012, from his surgery has been detailed in this piece by KSTP published after the Oscars.

In it he explains how growing up in South Dakota playing football, basketball and running track, he had countless ankle sprains and strains.

Once he was done playing college sports, he tried surgery to solve the problem, but it never really got better.

In December, he told the Pioneer Press that he'd been inspired by the plight of his fellow Twin Cities TV anchor Courtney Godfrey, the FOX 9 reporter who had the lower part of her leg amputated last year following a shocking boating accident.

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