The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco has returned to work despite the fact that she’s still wearing a cast on her badly broken leg.
During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Cuoco said, “They’re not writing it in … [And] I’m not going to question it. I was kind of shocked. I thought they were going to, but they’re just going to be hiding me kind of like when you’re pregnant.”
To hide her leg, Cuoco’s character, waitress Penny, will have a new job at the Cheesecake Factory: “They’re going to have her as a bartender now.”
Cuoco also told Ellen that one of the stage doctors thought they may have to amputate her foot initially.
“[The doctor] really was telling me that they were thinking there was infection … [I thought] my foot was gonna be gone … They had to tell me because I was going into emergency surgery that I might be coming out with one foot.”
Cuoco broke her leg in a horse-riding accident last month and to take a two episode hiatus. She fell off her horse during a lesson and then the horse tried to leap over her, landing on her leg: “I heard the crackling [and] I thought he landed on leaves — but that was my bones.”
She underwent two major surgeries and was given metal “parts” for hold her leg together. She joked that, “For the rest of my life I’ll be setting off metal detectors.”
The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8PM ET on CBS.
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