Specifically, it was the medial ligament – a very rare injury (only 10% of ankle injuries I was told).
I really injured it badly – after going to the physio and doing exercises for two months I went back to play, and the ankle swelled up and starting hurting again, and not a good hurt due to playing after a time off the field – it was a *bad* hurt.
So I got an X-ray – which was inclusive. And then off to get an MRI scan .. which did not reveal any permanent damage. I was scared by the physio who spoke of pins through the ankle and other drastic measures.
However it was just a matter of time and exercise. Walking is good, but walking with a weighted backpack is even better. A baby carried on the chest or back is an excellent equivalent!
I visited the doctor on Monday – who pronounced me ready to play on Tuesday. However it was to be a light game, fine by me considering I have lost fitness over this time.
However .. we decided not to play .. for some reason..
|Poor Geoff – he really wanted a run on the field. But not a swim.|