If the only super bad area is the footrest, that might be fixable. Had similar issue with ours including cracked board from husband kicking it closed. I cut off the existing fabric and padding. I got section of uphostery foam and heavy cotton duck fabric. I screwed a 1/2" thick board to back of broken one than reuphostered with the foam and fabric. It doesn't match but we've gotten several more years out of the recliner.DH now uses the sofa a lot more because not only did the upholstery wear off the Ashley recliner but the padding on the foot rest has worn out in spite of the fabric slip cover I put on it. It is no longer comfortable. We will be getting rid of the Ashley recliner.