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02-28-2013, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Av-merican View Post

One of these days I'd like to know exactly what a "high ankle sprain" is. I've definitely sprained my ankle a bunch, but this "high ankle sprain" appears to be a debilitating injury. It cost Joe Sakic most of his season a few years back.

On second thought I'd rather not have firsthand knowledge.
Rather than a tear of the ligaments connecting the bones of the leg to the foot a high ankle sprain is a tear of the ligaments which stabilize and connect the two bones of the lower leg (tibia and fibula) above the level of the ankle. As you can imagine, a tear there is a pretty big problem and would take a long time rehab. Recovery can be 6-8 weeks if its not complicated or longer (12+ weeks) if the two bones separate significantly or there's an associated fracture.

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