Knox County Law Director Richard "Bud" Armstrong was released from the hospital Monday afternoon and is at home recovering from a motorcycle accident.

Armstrong told WBIR 10News that he was at a friend's house test driving a motorcycle. He said he didn't get very far before he spilled over after the back tire slipped and hit the edge of the driveway, and "the wheels and I were parallel to the driveway."

He said he landed on his knee and fractured the tibia in his left leg. The accident happened at about 6:20 p.m. Friday, and he had surgery that required screws placed in his lower leg on Saturday at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Armstrong said he isn't supposed to put a lot of weight on his foot, so he will do much of his work from his home office.

"I assure you this – I will be doing the job," he said, adding that he will attend "critical" meetings, including office budget discussions, and talk daily with Chief Deputy Law Director David Buuck.

Armstrong said he will maintain that schedule until April 7 when he sees his physician again.

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