Bryan Mone of the University of Michigan’s Wolverines will be out for an extended period of time due to a broken ankle. The lower leg injury was sustained during practice, and now it seems the Michigan nose guard may have to miss the entire season. The injury comes as a blow for the Wolverines, who appear to regularly rotate Mone, Ryan Glasgow and Maurice Murst. The 325 pound Mone is the largest and most likely strongest of the group. With Mone out, the team’s change in rotation will force coach Greg Mattison to rely more on Glasgow.
Broken ankles require immediate treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles contact Dr. Jeff Wachtel, D.P.M., of Wachtel Family Foot Care. Dr. Wachtel will treat your foot and ankle needs.
A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. Both these bones are attached at the bottom of the leg and combine to form what we know to be our ankle.
When a physician is referring to a break of the ankle, he or she is usually referring to a break in the area where the tibia and fibula are joined to create our ankle joint. Ankles are more prone to fractures because the ankle is an area that suffers a lot of pressure and stress. There are some obvious signs when a person experiences a fractured ankle and the following symptoms may be present.
Symptoms of a Fractured Ankle
- Excessive pain when the area is touched or when any pressure is placed on the ankle
- Swelling around the area
- Bruising of the area
- Area appears to be deformed
If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you have your podiatrist diagnose the fracture, the quicker you’ll be on the way towards recovery.
If you have any questions, please contact our office located in Lansdale, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.