I certainly wish him a speedy recovery, even if he chooses Texas, but that sort of stuff can be nasty regarding healing due to all the tendons and ligaments that hold together the roughly 5 million bones in our feet.
Now that was obviously an exaggeration, but if you have ever looked at the structure we have to keep from smashing our brains from the impact of walking/running/jumping, it is utterly amazing, and it is pretty much unique to humans. I seriously doubt that we have a soul that differs in any way from insects and animals (or even trees), but this design is shared by no other creature of which I am aware on Earth. Bonobos are probably closest, but all other primates usually travel around using hands as well as feet for propulsion. Bonobos, on the other hand, frequently walk almost as upright as humans do.
It's stuff like this, in addition to numerous other examples, many of which are even more incredible, that make one sure that Darwin ("Lord of Smarts" - from Cloud Atlas) was off at least somewhat in his perspective.