Originally posted by GoNiners42:
Fifth metatarsal. from ESPN. The articles i posted do pertain to this injury. Thanks for keeping me honest.
"In fact, stress fractures are a common foot injury—famously suffered by Jevon Kearse and Yao Ming—and relatively easy to get over, provided the athlete stays off his foot until it heals. Crabtree has done just that since his March 4 surgery, when a screw was inserted into his fifth metatarsal. A recovery time of eight to 10 weeks will have him healed well ahead of training camp."
i would love to get the same job as the womna who does the espn fantasy football injury report. would be a dream.
Ok, thanks. Yeah, it sounds like he had an ORIF (open reduction internal fixation) of a stress/avulsion fracture of the 5th metatarsal base with screw fixation which is a common foot injury. I've done this procedure several times.
Stress fractures don't usually require surgery. However, there is a poor blood supply in the area of the 5th metatarsal base which can cause healing problems so they might've chosen surgery to be safe since his career depends on it's proper healing.