Originally posted by mayo49:
In Harbaugh presser he said Morgan has a broken bone in leg not an ankle break. Says doesn't know how long he'll be out until after surgery today.
That is good news. They can put in a plate or screws and hold the bone secure while it heals. As long as the location of the fracture does not effect the interphase between the leg bone (tibia or fibula) and the ankle bone (talus) he could be back in 6-8 weeks. Another good thing is that with the fracture line secured, he could also do some conditioning during rehab that he could not do with a sprain. Of course, if it involves the fibula, it could take a little longer. Won't know until after the surgery is completed.
Here are some views of the bones involved. http://www.doereport.com/generateexhibit.php?ID=2543&ExhibitKeywordsRaw=&TL=&A=
In this view, the fibula is in the foreground and the tibia (shinbone) is behind. They are both connected to the ankle bone. Other views at the same link.