Tampa Bay Lightning: Steven Stamkos is walking again only two weeks after breaking his leg

Professional athletes really do heal fast. Only two weeks after suffering a broken tibia, Tampa Bay Lightning superstar and Team Canada sure-bet Steven Stamkos is already up and walking around without the assistance of crutches or a boot. He met with media today:

According to the Globe And Mail Stamkos is walking with a limp:

“Stamkos is walking with a limp and says he’s ‘overcome the initial shock and frustration and disappointment'”

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Whether Stamkos can actually return in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is unknown, however, the optics look good right now. Stamkos told media he still desires a return that allows him to play in the Winter Games but he won’t rush his recovery.

Stamkos described his broken leg as a clean break.

The hockey world is an awe. Having Steven Stamkos strut out to meet with media on his own power was a great public relations move by Tampa Bay Lightning and Team Canada general manager Steve Yzerman. It is still undetermined if the timeline has changed, or how close Stamkos is to making a full recovery, but seeing him walk is a positive sign.

Stamkos was injured on a Veterans Day Monday matinee game at TD Garden against the Boston Bruins on November 11th. The Bolts sniper revealed today that he received support from the Bruins organization after his surgery.

Here is a shot of Stamkos entering the press conference:

Here he is addressing media:

And here is what people think of the fact Steven Stamkos is walking on his own two legs only two weeks after breaking his tibia: