PHOTO: WXYZ Chief Meteorologist Dave Rexroth in good spirits following surgery to remove his eye

(WXYZ) - WXYZ Chief Meteorologist Dave Rexroth is in good spirits after surgery to remove his eye following a fireworks accident.

We heard from Dave today and it is clear that his humor has returned despite all that he has had to go through.

When describing his surgery he said:

"Yesterday was surprisingly a good day. Even though I had my eye removed, it was the start of moving forward with healing. Eventually I will get a new left eye," Dave said. "I told the prosthesis people I would like Max Scherzer super powers. I got no reaction. Apparently they don't follow the Tigers much in Iowa. Thank you all so much for the supportive comments and prayers!"

Earlier this week, Dave posted the following message on his Facebook page to express his appreciation.

"Although the past few days have been challenging, I have been overwhelmed by the love and kind words from not only those closest to me but every single one of you," says Rexroth. "Over my 14 years in Detroit and southeast Michigan, I've been truly blessed with the most caring and supportive viewers, coworkers and friends ever. Your thoughts, prayers, and encouragement are really helping me get through this. Thank you all so much. I look forward to being back on air and being able to thank you directly."

Dave Rexroth was injured while vacationing with his family in Iowa City, Iowa. The fireworks accident, which happened on July 4, caused Dave to lose sight in his left eye.

He is currently hospitalized in Iowa City and underwent surgery Wednesday. The process will now begin to  Dave receiving a prosthetic eye. He expects to fully recover by September.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Dave and his family and they have our full support during this difficult time. As Dave recovers, we’ll provide updates on his progress – and we look forward to his return to Action News,” said Ed Fernandez, vice president and general manager of WXYZ.

Share your "Get well soon" message with Dave Rexroth:

 -- Show Dave you're thinking of him with a photo to sendit@wxyz.com

 -- Post a message on Channel 7's Facebook page

 -- Leave a note on Dave's Facebook page

 -- Send a "Get well" tweet to @rexroth7wxyz

 

 

 

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