Originally posted by TTown9ers:
Originally posted by Wrathman:
Most fractures require 4-6 weeks to heal unless they require surgery.
A collarbone is more like 6-8 although it could depend on the severity of the break/fracture. I've broken mine twice, if it's a real break 4 weeks isn't even close to enough time to be back playing football
Yeah, I broke mine once too, It was a clean through full break, literally couldn't raise that arm above my head for like 3-4 weeks. It's just physics you need that bone intact to support your arm. So I'm sure it all depends on how bad he broke it. If he cracked it, and it's still intact, maybe he has motion, but painful motion. I was in HS when I broke mine and was scared to walk down the hallway because if I barely bumped into somebody it'd hurt like hell!
On the time-scale note: braking your collar bone is WAY better than dislocation, cuz when your healed, your good to go! stronger than before! I have a ball of bone around my collar bone i can still feel today.