The Jungle

How long is Jurgis laid up?

Chapter 12

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For three weeks after his injury, Jurgis never leaves his bed. He tries to go back to work, and finds that his boss has saved his job, but he is unable to work through the pain. A doctor examines him again and finds that he had twisted a tendon. The doctor works on his foot and then tells him that he must stay in bed for two months β€œand that if he went to work before that time he might lame himself for life.”