updated 09/22/2010 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/22/2010 AT 11:15 AM ET
Sofia Vergara’s boyfriend can’t get back on track fast enough. Recovering from his car accident last month, Nick Loeb is “better,” Vergara says, but has a long road of healing ahead.
“He’s not going to walk for two more months,” Vergara told PEOPLE at the Self Magazine’s 3rd Annual Women Doing Good Awards Tuesday. “It’s hard to see somebody that you love in pain, and a lot of pain, because it was a big accident.”
But has Loeb remained strong? “Oh, yeah. He’s in very good spirits,” she said. “And he’s going to recover fast because he wants to move. He’s very athletic.”