Tina Verona, a spokeswoman for Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, says doctors on Friday morning were performing a grafting operation to prepare Metz for a prosthetic.
Dr. Scott Ellner says the operation involves removing more tissue that may not be healthy, and then grafting skin and muscle onto the remaining bone. It is expected to take several hours.
Doctors hope Metz, of West Hartford, can be released from the hospital sometime next week.
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