Did someone say KFC? A Margaret River Pro hopeful has been pictured tucking into a burger as he shows positive signs of recovery after undergoing surgery following a shark attack off the coast of Geraldton. Max Marsden was bitten on the right arm by what is believed to be a 1.5m bronze whaler at Lucy’s Beach, 15km south of Geraldton, on Sunday morning. Now the 30-year-old, who narrowly missed out on qualifying for the 2023 Margaret River Pro, has been pictured smiling for the camera at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital while chomping on some chicken. The image, shared by his partner Grace Estelle to Instagram, show him enjoying some KFC in bed — a slight upgrade from the regular hospital diet. Mr Marsden was flown to Perth on Sunday after the attack and can be seen wearing a cast on his right arm following his injuries. Speaking to The West Australian earlier this week, his mother, Jodie Marsden said the surfer was doing “really good” following an initial surgery. “He’s just getting a bit sick of waiting around in the hospital bed,” she said. Mr Marsden is understood to have undergone a second surgery on Tuesday and was discharged on Thursday. His friend Danny Williams — who was at the scene of the attack — described Mr Marsden’s arm as “pretty busted up”. “I kinda had to paddle over to him and push every now and then, while he was just paddling through the pain,” he said. “Then he got up to the beach and I tied a leggie (leg rope) under his arm. “He’s travelling pretty good and handling it like a champ. Taking it in his stride really,” City of Greater Geraldton mayor Shane Van Styn said it was an “extremely rare and isolated event”. “In Geraldton, this is the first shark attack in quite some time,” he said. Sir Charlie Gardiner Hospital has been approached for comment.