Awww, good boy!
I do hope you're feeling 100% really soon and I know he'll appreciate the footabll throwing when you are.
I have one that not only checked on me a lot after I came home from the hospital to recover from surgery - she guarded me and blocked the other dogs from bumping into me. (I had broken my jaw in three places, and had surgery to try to repair it). I have no idea how she knew, but once i was back on my feet, she had no issues body slamming me again. lol