Agnes DeRouen will soon return to anchor desk

Agnes DeRouen will soon return to anchor desk
Agnes DeRouen will soon return to the anchor desk after having a knee replacement last year. (Source: KPLC)

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - It's been two months since you last saw Agnes DeRouen on set, but her return is in sight.

"I've been to therapy three times a week," Agnes said.

She had a total knee replacement and recovery has been hard.

She still has some swelling, but her therapist is happy with her healing.

Doctors credit her recovery to her persistence.

"I ask her, do you need a break," said physical therapist Kevin Touchet. "She says, 'Nope, get it over with.' Even though she's about to pass out, she won't take a break.

From riding a bike to walking on a treadmill to walking over cones, Agnes works extra hard to use her new knee.

Right now, Agnes can bend her knee to a 124-degree angle. Doctors will be happy once she reaches a 130-degree angle.

Agnes is expected to return to the desk at the beginning on February.

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