Actor Joross Gamboa had a successful operation and is now on the "road to recovery", he announced on Tuesday, November 23.
Posting on Instagram a photo of himself at the hospital following his surgery, Joross said: "Thank You Lord for a successful operation thanks to all the staff and nurses na nag-alaga sakin. Special thanks to Doc Wowie Yap na talagang tinutukan ako from Day 1. Road to recovery na tayo!"
He also gave a special shoutout to his wife, Kathy Kimberly Saga, for always taking care of him.
"Thank you @katz_gamboa my wife. Mahal na mahal kita at naa-appreciate ko lahat ng ginawa mo at patuloy mong ginagawa sa ‘kin at sa family natin!" he said.
Joross said he has nothing more to ask for on his 37th birthday this coming Sunday, November 28. He also promised to give his wife anything she wants on their upcoming seventh wedding anniversary this November 29.
"Ang bilis ng panahon 13 yrs. together na tayo! All Glory to God! God is Good talaga!" he said.
It was on November 13 when Joross announced that he would be undergoing surgery after sustaining an injury while playing basketball.
Sharing a video of how he got injured, the actor wrote: "Nag-basketball kami sa 3rd floor, naglaro kaming 3 vs 3 tapos yung pagtakbo ko biglang may pumutok na malakas (may napigtas). Alam niyo feeling ng may humampas ng dospordos sa binti? Malamang hindi basta parang ganun. 'Di masakit sa simula gulat lang akala ko nga may multo nun kasi walang tao sa likod ko. Tapos dahan dahan ng sumasakit taas ng sakong ko ayun napigtas na nga Achilles ko."
In his post, Joross stressed the importance of stretching before doing any physical activity.
"Napaka-importante talaga ng stretching sa simula. Eto lang ata yung time na naglaro ako ng 'di nag-todo stretching kasi late kami dumating. Kaya sa inyong lahat mag-iingat kayo parati," he said.
"Ooperahan nako next week 'pag wala na maga. 6 months recovery depende sa pagiging masunurin ko sa therapy. Basta ni-lift up ko na lahat kay God kaya kahit ganito situation ko circumstances ko I still have Joy and Peace. Because of Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior! Godbless everyone," he added.
Moments before his surgery last Sunday, November 21, Joross posted a photo of himself in the hospital, with his injured leg in a walking boot and propped up on a pillow.
"Getting ready for my Achilles operation! God bless everyone! Praying for a smooth operation and a quick recovery in Jesus Name!" he said at the time.
Joross, 36, was last seen in the iWantTFC series Hoy, Love You, together with his onscreen partner and former girlfriend Roxanne Guinoo.
He is set to star in the upcoming series Flower of Evil, topbilled by Piolo Pascual and Lovi Poe. The show is an adaptation of the hit South Korean series of the same title and will be produced by ABS-CBN's Dreamscape Entertainment.