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A 17-year-old male asked:

I had a hairline fracture in my leg metatarsal 3weeks ago.i have my soccer semis tomorrow.my fracture isn't a 100% healed but i want to play.pl advise?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
If the fracture is: not healed and you re-injure, recovery will be delayed and you risk permanent damage to the origninal fracture i=or injury elsewhere by guarding the original fracture placing added stress on other joints. My advice is to sit this one out. There will be other games.
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Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Soccer?: Because of the area of your body that is injured, your chances of re-injuring the area playing soccer is way to high. Your recovery would be delayed, and you would miss the rest of the season
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Do not play: if it is not completely healed you may further injue it and delay recovery or months. Do not play till cleared by orthopedic doctor.
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Last updated Nov 30, 2014

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