New York’s general manager, Brian Cashman, announced that Jeter has a new crack in his previously healed left ankle. He also added that he won’t return until after All-Star break. The discovery was made when Jeter made an unscheduled visit to an ankle specialist, after minimizing his workouts last weekend.
Jeter tried returning on Opening Day, but that also didn’t happen after the setbacks during his rehabilitation process. According to the Associated Press even if Derek Jeter returns from his broken ankle, he will play fewer games than any other season of his career.
If you think you have sustained an ankle injury like Jeter you should seek out a podiatrist such as like Dr. Frank Brady, Jr. of West Orange Podiatry. Dr. Brady will diagnose any injuries you may have as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.
The ankle is made up of three bones- the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The tibia and the fibula connect to your knees and sit directly above the talus bone. The talus is protected by a fibrous membrane and allows slight movement in the ankle joint. Fractures occur when there is an excess of force or stress as a result of jumping, running or twisting the ankle.
If you suffer an ankle injury, it is essential that you receive a correct, accurate diagnosis. The first sign the ankle is broken is an inability to put any weight on it. Often times there is severe bruising and swelling at the site of the injury. Your doctor may also order an x-ray be taken to determine the exact location and extent of the injury.
Without proper care, a broken ankle could cause arthritis and instability later in life as a result of not healing properly. Therefore, it is essential to seek proper treatment to make a full recovery.
If you have any questions, please contact our offices in West Orange and Convent Station, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.