Rich decided to throw continuity out the window and bring back the gimpy leg in the strip for no apparent reason...so, I had to concoct something up for the strip to make some sort of sense.
Above is a pencilled panel from the next page so you can get some sort of idea where I'm going with it.
I just wish people would pay attention to continuity. It's there for a reason!!! To make some sort of sense to the bloody story! Grrrrrrrrrr!