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  • #16
    High ankle sprains are worse than regular ankle sprains. Can sometimes be as bad as a break

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Broncos-R-Great View Post
      High ankle sprains are worse than regular ankle sprains. Can sometimes be as bad as a break
      Just ask Julius Thomas...

      I'm definitely not happy to hear this news!
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      • #18
        Uh high ankle sprain is not "a relief".


        Hope we have some surprises up our sleeves this year. Dropping like flies in TC.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by CoryWinget81 View Post
          Uh high ankle sprain is not "a relief".


          Hope we have some surprises up our sleeves this year. Dropping like flies in TC.
          Usually a 4-6 week injury, so he should only miss a couple of regular season games. As long as we're at full strength going into the postseason, we'll have a good regular season record regardless.
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          • #20
            Ehh DRC was a luxury. Our secondary was great last year without him. Probably karma for having so little injuries last year.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by CoryWinget81 View Post
              Uh high ankle sprain is not "a relief".


              Hope we have some surprises up our sleeves this year. Dropping like flies in TC.
              It's a relief when compared to a season-ending injury. He might not miss any regular season games or he might miss one or two.. and CB is a pretty deep position on the team so yeah it's a relief to me.

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              • #22
                They're saying on Twitter that it's a pretty bad high ankle sprain...

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                • #23
                  A high ankle sprain, also known as a syndesmotic ankle sprain, is a sprain of the syndesmotic ligaments that connect the tibia and fibula on the lower leg. Syndesmotic ankle sprains are known as high because their location on the lower leg is above the ankle.[1] Unlike common ankle sprains when ligaments around the ankle are torn or receive injury through an inward twisting, high ankle sprains are caused when the lower leg and foot twist out.
                  Diagnosis
                  Athletes with high ankle sprains usually come to a physician, physical therapist, athletic trainer or other specialist complaining of a dull or sharp pain in the outside-front of the lower leg above the ankle. The pain is usually sharper when twisting is applied. In other cases the high ankle sprain is diagnosed only after treatment for the common ankle sprain fails.[1] High ankle sprains may be harder to diagnose than normal ankle sprains because swelling is usually minor or nonexistent. For this reason some may underestimate the severity of the injury.[2] The physical therapist, athletic trainer, or physician will test for high ankle sprain in a number of ways. The most common approach is the squeeze test (squeezing the calf or lower leg, usually with slight turning).[3] CT scans or radiographs are sometimes used for diagnosis or to check for displacement of the tibia and fibula.
                  Treatment
                  Treatment of high ankle sprains depends on severity. An athlete may be out for as little as two to three days or as long as six months.[4] Minor high ankle sprains can be healed by reducing movement of the lower leg and foot with a brace or cast. As with common ankle sprains, using the RICE technique works well:
                  Rest
                  Ice
                  Compression (wrapping, splint or cast)
                  Elevation
                  When a high ankle sprain is diagnosed the doctor will determine if the injury is stable or unstable. Stable injuries are the less severe high ankle sprains when the placement of the tibia and fibula stays normal. Unstable high ankle sprains occur when two or all three syndesmotic ligaments are torn and the tibia and fibula are free to move around. Unstable injuries require more treatment, and usually surgery. During the surgery one or two screws are inserted in the lower leg for a few months (usually three) or until the ligaments have reformed and are able to hold the bones in the proper position.[4] Recovery from a high ankle sprain can take 6 months or longer.
                  Rehabilitation is very important when dealing with a high ankle sprain. A great deal of high ankle sprains also involve medial and/or lateral ankle sprains; so the rehabilitation has to do with strengthening the different compartment muscles in the lower leg to give the ankle the stability that was lost from the injured ligaments. The effectiveness to rehab and how quickly a person fully recovers from an ankle sprain all depend on the person's body and how well it responds to treatment.
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                  • #24
                    I coached for a high school team this past year and our starting varsity runningback suffered a high ankle sprain in the first game. He played through it, but it bothered him all year and he was limited in practice all year. Kid showed great heart and toughness playing through it, it was obvious he was in a lot of pain.

                    Long story short, high ankle sprains are miserable and can linger for a good amount of time.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by bigdog1002 View Post
                      It's a relief when compared to a season-ending injury. He might not miss any regular season games or he might miss one or two.. and CB is a pretty deep position on the team so yeah it's a relief to me.
                      It may be a relief compared to a torn Achilles or ACL/MCL but its still a very tough injury.

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                      • #26
                        At least Tony Carter is a decent #3 corner.
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                        • #27
                          They are saying 2-3 weeks, so must not be that severe. Good.

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                          • #28
                            so...high ankle sprain....maybe out 4 weeks or so? less? more?

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by BroncoFanBoy View Post
                              At least Tony Carter is a decent #3 corner.
                              I would be willing to call him "solid" even. Very comfortable with Tony.

                              Originally posted by PowderAddict View Post
                              They are saying 2-3 weeks, so must not be that severe. Good.
                              Hopefully. Never know though. Guy is on a "prove it" contract so I bet he's gonna be working his butt off to get back.

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                              • #30
                                sounds like he will be back within the first few games of the year if not sooner. hey, it could be worse. he could be gone for the year.

                                look on the bright side, his legs will be more fresh as the season ends and we enter the playoffs.

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