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'The Big Bang Theory' Writers to Hide Kaley Cuoco's Broken Leg

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 13th 2010 6:45AM
Kaley CuocoKaley Cuoco has returned to work on 'The Big Bang Theory,' but despite the fact she's still wearing a cast on her badly broken leg, her injury won't be written into the show.

During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres Cuoco laughed that "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."

So that means Cuoco's character, waitress Penny, will be getting a new role at the Cheesecake Factory in order to hide her cast and limp: "They're going to have her as a bartender now."

Cuoco also revealed the shocking news that at one stage doctors thought they might have to amputate her right foot.

"[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 her character was written out of 'The Big Bang Theory' for two episodes. 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."

The actress is back at work after spending two weeks in the hospital. She underwent two major surgeries and was fitted with "metal bars" to her legs. However, she still managed to joke that, "For the rest of my life I'll be setting off metal detectors."

'The Big Bang Theory' airs Thurs., 8PM ET on CBS.

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It'll be no problem since the whole season has been nothing but Sheldon.

October 13 2010 at 10:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If this gets too rediculous, they should write one of the characters pointing it out. A perfect Sheldon comment.

October 13 2010 at 9:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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I remember Elaine on Seinfeld being pregnant and as a viewer it was clear she was, but it was kinda funny to see the ways they tried to hide it. TBBT could have the same fun trying to disguise Haley's injury too and the fans will have the same amount of fun figuring out what they will do next. I mean, in Hawaii Five-O they had to write in Dano's injury as he's a cop and they have to explain why he isn't doing everything the other cops are doing, but in a comedy you can get away with all sorts - even replacing someone with a different person!

October 14 2010 at 8:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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