How long will I be out of sports with either a grade 2 or 3 ankle sprain and two nondisplaced fibula fractures (I hurt my ankle 4wks ago; I'm 17 yrs)?
Minimally 12 weeks. Without a complete history of your injury and sports activity, the non-displaced fractures will take a minimum of 6-8 weeks to heal (assuming there are no complications in healing) and in general soft tissue injuries such as the an ankle sprain will be longer about 12 weeks (= 3 months). Again, that is assuming that you are compliant with treatment regimen prescribed by your doctor.
How will I be out of sports with a sprained ankle (either a grade 2 or 3 sprain) and a fractured fibula with two subtle breaks?
If no ligaments - -torn, no displacement of the fibula, and no ankle mortise spread, a cast for 6-8 wks. is my guess. then rehab until full ROM & strength returns, I would not let you return to sports. rehab includes balance, cutting, jumping and fast stops.it is a season ending injury. B SURE U R C-ING AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON, PREFERABLY ONE FELLOWSHIP TRAINED IN SPORTS MED. Read more...