Grant Shell, MD Explains Feleipe Franks’ Ankle Injury

GRANT SHELL, MD EXPLAINS Feleipe Franks’ Ankle INJURY

Against the Kentucky Wildcats, Florida Gators’ Quarterback, Feleipe Franks, suffered a dislocated ankle that contains a fracture. He will miss the remainder of the 2019 season and face a sixth-month recovery. This is a serious injury that is most commonly seen during contact sports in addition to twisting injuries. Initially, the fracture is reduced back into place and a temporary splint is applied to allow for swelling to decrease. The broken bones and ligaments must be precisely repaired, commonly with plates and screws, with an operation by an Orthopedic Surgeon. The time to return to sport after this type of injury is commonly 6-9 months depending on the severity of the injury.

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