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Should I say I fear it is. Crutches and a cast for 3 weeks for a sprain?
This post was edited by ProfessorBalls 16 months ago
You must have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.........
think about it. if you hurt your ankle 5 weeks before the biggest game of your life, you'd be doing ABSOUTELY EVERYTHING possible to ensure that your ankle was 100% come gametime. Part of that is stabilizing the ankle and keeping all body weight off of it. My guess is that he will practice hard early in championship week, then do light work in the 2-3 days leading up to the actual game to limit the possibility of swelling, etc. on gameday.
TRich wore a boot every day during his junior year....... it's all precautionary and to keep pressure off of the sensitive area
Just think, this will be his 3rd biggest "game of his life". Pretty impressive.
There was a lot more to AJ's injuries than was announced this year. He had more than a back contusion after the UT game, but that's the story that Saban and Co put out there.
Don't High Ankle Sprains take 4 weeks to heal?
Ankle injuries take a very long time to 100% heal, even a sprain. It is very easy to re-sprain an ankle months after doing it the first time.
Some ankle sprains can be worse than a damn broke bone....trust me on this one.....
But that's the way to go. Makes no sense to tell the world how battered your star qb is. Just let the opponent know exactly where to target
Believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear.
I totally agree. My point was that just because the player/coaches are saying it's just a sprain and no big deal, doesn't mean that is the truth.
Whatever it is, he played on it that way against UGA for 3 1/2 quarters so it can't be too bad.
4 - 6 weeks. and not fully healed even then
This^. I had what the doctor called a sprained arch one time. I thought I'd ruined myself for life. Hurt worse and took longer to heal than any broken bone I've ever had.
My son had one like that one time when he was playing High School soccer. The doctor told us it would have been easier to heal if it had been broken instead
Agreed. I sprained my ankle playing basketball in HS. Thought I broke something at first. The doctor made me spend 2 weeks on crutches. I've had a lot of sprained ankles but that one was brutal.
its just a cast walking around with a jones on it. (G)
Remember - it's a foot sprain, and Barrett is about to go up against a guy weighing something like 350 pounds. If he can't push off on it, he doesn't stand a chance.
So they've immobilized to help the healing process as much as possible.
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